By Ricki Hudson — 3 Jun 2019
Last week, our dedicated team in Raleigh spent time volunteering at the local branch of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. As part of the exciting change up in team culture throughout the business, each employee now has a fantastic opportunity to dedicate two days each year for volunteer services scheduled by Rezdy, during office hours.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
The Food Shuttle saves 6 million pounds of healthy food from being thrown away and re-routes it to these people in need. Almost 35% of what we distribute is fresh produce. This food comes from retail food donations, the Food Shuttle Farm, volunteering food drives, and field gleaning.
Warehouse Warriors by volunteering at our Food Shuttle Warehouse! Volunteers will assist our Food Shuttle staff with various tasks to help maintain, store, and prepare for food distribution.
The food, both Rezdy teams sorted and categorized is going specifically to young children. In our 7 county area alone, over 121,000 children applied to receive free and reduced-price lunch. That’s almost 53% of school-aged children in these public school systems. Almost 18% of all children in our seven-county service area face the threat of hunger.
Good nutrition is critical in the first years of life, and childhood food insecurity can lead to developmental, health and behavioral problems, as well as make it more difficult to concentrate and do well in school.
Our first group volunteered Wednesday 29th May 2019 @9:00-12:00pm, and included crew members:
Our second group volunteered Thursday 30th May 2019 @9:00-12:00pm and included:
Stay tuned as more initiatives in the community are rolled out over the coming months, and across all of our global offices. And be sure to share the LOVE!