CMC Energy Services’ annual food drive held last month reached a new company record, thanks to the efforts of employees from across locations who supported the hunger needs of the local communities where CMC offices are located.
According to Human Resources Manager Tina Baldt, the 2017 contributions far surpassed prior years’ donations. “Together we donated a company-wide total of 2,281 pounds of food. Great job, CMC.”
CMC began the food drive tradition in 2015 after Human Resources surveyed employees with choices of charitable initiatives, adds Baldt. In its first year, the food drive resulted in 536 pounds donated and in its second year, 1,082 pounds. The 2017 donation more than doubles previous efforts.
Employees from CMC’s Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and Cranbury, New Jersey locations together donated 1,525 pounds of food to Philabundance, which distributes more than 24 million pounds of food a year to those in need. Across the United States, one in eight people face hunger; in the Philadelphia area, those numbers increase to one in five people.
CMC’s Yalesville, Connecticut location donated 655 pounds to the Connecticut Food Bank, which provides food to hungry adults and children in six Connecticut counties. More than 300,000 people and nearly 100,000 children struggle with hunger in the communities the Connecticut Food Bank serves.
The company’s Westborough, Massachusetts location donated 112 pounds of food to the Worcester County Food Bank, which distributes 5.8 million pounds of donated food and grocery products yearly. According to the U.S. Census, 82,951 people in Worcester County live at or below poverty level.
Philabundance, The Connecticut Food Bank, and the Worcester County Food Bank are all part of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network.