Recently, our employees in Meadowlands, PA (USA) donated their food, money, and time to the Greater Washington County Food Bank.
The Food Bank is a non-profit organization that has been helping the Meadowlands community for over 33 years. Their missions is to provide food and nutritional education, using 42 distribution sites and seven partner agencies. The organization also supports several after school food programs - about 30% of their recipients are children under the age of 18.
Joy Global employees donated over 130 pounds of food as well as contributing over $9,000 in Food Bank buying power. In addition, a team of employees worked onsite to pack 217 boxes of canned goods and cereal; the team proved to be the fastest packers in the Food Bank's history and accomplished more in under two hours than most do in four hours.
This group effort was part of the Global Distribution Center Philanthropy Committee's goal to make a positive impact in their immediate community.