Foodlink has a robust roster of volunteers that help us achieve our mission every day. This week, we’re thankful to get even more helping hands from one of our region’s largest and most successful organizations.
Constellation Brands’ Nourishing Neighbors week is underway and volunteers are taking on all kinds of tasks at Foodlink and other local nonprofits. On Monday, a few early-risers were loading up one of our Curbside Market vehicles and were featured live on Good Day Rochester.
On Tuesday, several Constellation volunteers helped sort and inspect food in our warehouse. On Wednesday, two shifts of volunteers helped spruce up and close down the Lexington Avenue Urban Farm.
Community Program Coordinator Nathaniel Mich said the volunteers would help add 24 extra raised beds to the back area of the garden. The crops grown would then be sold on the Curbside Market and at other local stores.
Nourishing Neighbors is one of the organization’s Social Responsibility initiatives. According to Constellation Brands’ website:
“One of the causes that our employees are most passionate about is food insecurity. Our Nourishing Neighbors initiative, started in 2014, enhances the grassroots efforts of our employees through a unified, company-wide strategy. Employees are given paid time off to volunteer, and together with the company, donate food and money to help fight hunger in our communities.”
More than 200 employees are expected to donate their time locally this week. From all of us at Foodlink, we appreciate your service to our community! Come back soon!