During the 2018 April Showers Food Drive, William B. Meyer, Inc. successfully collected 4,520 items from all locations during a six week period. As a team, we came together and collected so many donations that we blew our 3,000 item goal out of the water! During this drive, our team embodied our core values, showing that we are committed to giving back to our local communities.
The 4,520 items collected will be distributed to our local food charities, including the Merton Center in Bridgeport, CT, FoodShare in Bloomfield, CT, and Lifting Up Westchester in White Plains, NY. All three of these organizations have a common goal of providing nutritious meals to those in need. Charities like these rely on donations like ours to fulfill their goals.
Our Stratford location’s donations will be distributed to the Merton Center. The food pantry at the Merton Center services an average of 100 families every week. Open three days each week, families make appointments to shop the food pantry, which is stocked by local grocery store donations as well as food drives like ours.
FoodShare will be receiving donations from our Windsor location. Founded in 1982, Foodshare services Hartford and Tolland counties in Connecticut, where 121,000 people struggle with hunger. Donations from our Bedford location will be received at Lifting Up Westchester. Through Grace’s Kitchen at Lifting Up Westchester, 20,000 meals are provided each year and served Monday through Friday, with more meals delivered and taken home.
William B. Meyer, Inc. is devoted to the fight to end hunger while helping out in our own neighborhoods. Mike Racette, CEO of William B. Meyer, Inc. explained, “Helping those in need, especially in our surrounding communities, is crucial to our values. I am truly impressed by the amount of donations and show of support by all of our team members!”
Our company is proud to partner with Move for Hunger, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to combatting hunger. A portion of these donations will count towards our company’s efforts to support Move for Hunger. Move for Hunger makes an impact in communities nationwide by collecting and donating nonperishable food items from people who are in the process of moving.