Since 2013, teammates in Northern California are doing their part to help ensure that no hungry child, adult or senior living in Alameda County is worried about where their next meal is coming from. That’s because they dedicate at least four different days each year to volunteer for the Alameda County Community Food Bank and assist with sorting and boxing thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables.
Balfour Beatty volunteers were handling and packaging 29,000 pounds of fruit when volunteering this past November! They teamed with three other volunteer groups to box over 14,000 pounds of kiwis, 5,500 pounds of apples and 9,800 pounds of oranges in a single afternoon. That fruit contributes to 25,000 meals!
“This organization has a strong focus on nutrition – distributing literally tons of fresh food to their member organizations every day,” said Gina Vinson, senior project accountant and head of Balfour Beatty’s Northern California Spirit Committee. “There is a great need in the community - and contributing in this small, but impactful, way is rewarding – especially knowing that thousands of families will not only have food, but they will have hope for a hunger-free future.”
Learn more about the Alameda County Community Food Bank here.