For our spring food drive this year, William B. Meyer, Inc. focused on a classic duo – peanut butter and jelly! Just like nothing goes together like peanut butter and jelly, nothing brings our team together like charity and competition. With separate goals set for teams throughout all our offices, we collected nearly 1,000 items over a 5-week period. The team shined once again, working both with and against each other to see which group could collect the most jars. As with past efforts, it all came together and nicely reflected our core values while giving back to our local communities.
Every single jar of peanut butter and jelly will be donated to food charities and pantries located near one of our offices These organizations all work to give back to the community and work to provide nutritious food sources to those in need of a meal.
The donations received from our Stratford location will be given to the Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport, CT. The Merton Center helps people in the city of Bridgeport and surrounding areas who are in need of housing, food, water, and healthcare needs among other programs.
Windsor Food & Fuel will be receiving donations from our Windsor, CT location. The Windsor Food & Fuel Bank is entirely run by volunteers who work daily to live by their mission: to ensure that no Windsor resident goes hungry, is left in the cold, or is without basic necessities.
Our Bedford facility will be distributing all of their donations to Lifting Up Westchester located in White Plains, NY. All donations will go to their outreach centers: Grace’s Kitchen, the Open Arms Men’s Shelter, and the Samaritan House Shelters. Through Grace’s Kitchen, 60-80 individuals are fed every weekday, and more than 20,000 meals are provided every year,
In our Massachusetts community, donations will go to the South Worcester Neighborhood Center. Founded in 1969, this organization facilitates education, employment, housing, health, and food security for families in need. Our donations will support our neighbors in Worcester through their food pantry, which is open every weekday.
Through this food drive, our company is also a proud partner with Move for Hunger, a nonprofit organization that works with relocation companies to collect non-perishable food items in order to combat hunger throughout North America. A portion of the food collected during this food drive counted towards their Stamp Out Hunger event – one of the largest food drives in the country.
William B. Meyer, Inc. is devoted to the fight to end hunger and we start at home by helping our neighbors. Even without the competitive edge or fun theme, our team would have participated, but it turns out that a pizza party is a great motivator! Thanks to everyone from our team who donated PB & J to help us make a difference that counts.