There are so many individuals in this world who don’t have that luxury, many of whom are in our “backyard” here in Silver Spring, Maryland. For the past few years our Summit Group DC division has partnered with our client, DelCor, to raise money for the Capital Area Food Bank, a local non-profit that distributes surplus food to hunger-relief organizations in the Washington, DC area.
During a 3 week fundraiser this year, Summit and DelCor, along with various other local organizations, raised nearly $18,000 which provided almost 45,000 meals. I think we can all agree that that is some impressive teamwork!
DelCor has led the drive for 13 years and has collected close to 325,000 meals in that time. They began this fundraiser in 2003 with just a few organizations and have grown over the years, with Summit joining in 2010. We have thoroughly enjoyed supporting such an important cause and plan to continue raising funds for CAFB for years to come.
Up until yesterday, Summit has only donated money to CAFB. We decided this year it was about time we did more, so a group of 5 associates traveled to the food bank after work to team up with other volunteers, and sort through hundreds of boxes of donated goods. At first glance, it seemed like an impossible feat, but in a couple of hours we managed to get through an estimated 5,000 pounds of goods!
As peculiar as it may sound, after a long day at the office, we actually had a lot of fun making sure food was safe for consumption and products were sorted properly. As Kimberly Dzierzanowski, an Account Manager at Summit Group, commented, “it was so awesome seeing what a small group could do in just a few hours. A lot of people in our community are going to benefit from the generosity of others and I’m happy I was able to be a part of it. Volunteering was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to do it again!” And neither can the rest of the Summiteers!
If you’d like to donate your time or money to Capital Area Food Bank, you can do so by going HERE
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