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Silicon Valley Returns to Second Harvest Food Bank

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   January 01, 2015
Silicon Valley Returns to Second Harvest Food Bank

As part of The Swinerton Foundation’s annual Fall Giving Challenge, Swinerton’s Silicon Valley team volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank for the second consecutive year. The Second Harvest Food Bank is best known for providing nutritious food and promoting healthier food choices to low-income families with children.

As part of their efforts, the team formed two groups to volunteer two nights at the food bank. The first group was assigned to label fruit cocktail cans donated by Del Monte. The team formed an assembly line to build cardboard boxes, adhered labels to cans, and then packed the cans into the boxes. By the end of the night 4,600 cans were labeled and 46 boxes were packed for shipping. The next group was tasked with sorting and packing carrots. Thanks to their quick sorting expertise, 20 tons (or 800 boxes) of carrots were sorted and packed before their volunteer night was over. Wanting to continue to help in any way they could, the team moved on to sorting and packing over 5,000 pounds of tomatoes!

Thanks to the teams’ efforts, many families and community members will have nutritious food to eat this holiday season.

Special recognition and thanks to the volunteer groups: Joanne Batres, Scott Kent, Eric Faust, Bill Alaimo, Cathy Lachenmyer, Steve Phares, Richard Lapp, Scott Polson, Chris Teerlink, Brad Stewart, Dennis Campbell, Mrs. Campbell, Drew Smith, Alanna Dedek, Kevin Casali, Grady Mirelez, Laurel Cunanan, Kelly Smith, Alice Chen, Matt Brinkman, Kevin Hall, Matt Hollywood, Cheryl Johnson, Angie Woo, Ray Millard, Joe Teutonico, Jeff Stephenson, George Denise, Derrick Sawyer, and Ana Mendoza.