At BLASTmedia, volunteering in our community is a key part of our company DNA. We aim to complete a minimum of four large-scale volunteer opportunities each year, with smaller supply drives and fundraisers peppered in-between. In 2014, we decided to take our passion for volunteering to the next level by participating in the Super Service Challenge, a nationwide movement to transform business through service.
Through our involvement in the Super Service Challenge, we were able to win more than $15,000 for local Indianapolis charities, including the Humane Society for Hamilton County, St. Mary’s Child Center and the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation. This year, we plan to submit for the Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank (stay tuned for information on voting).
Since its establishment in 2009, the HCH food bank has collected and distributed over 275,000 pounds of food to local pantries, and the demand is rising.This year alone has seen a 53% increase in the amount of food required. Manned by 100 percent volunteer efforts, the HCH food bank operates in partnership with Meijer’s Simply Give program. The program allows shoppers to donate a portion of their sale to the food bank, which the food bank can then use at Meijer to stock the shelves.
Thanks to Meijer, HCH food bank has plenty of funds to spend, and BLASTmedia was happy to spend them! We filled carts to the brim with a variety of delicious, kid-friendly snacks, complete meals, canned meats and breakfast supplies. In total, we ended up purchasing close to 2,000 pounds of food to deliver to the food bank.
Afterward, we transported the goods over to the food bank, where we weighed each pallet of donated food and sorted it into like groups. We wrapped our visit up with a tour of the White River Christian Church Food Pantry, to which the Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank supplies food.
If you would like to donate to the HCH food bank, you can give money online, supply non-perishable foods during a food drive or dine out at the Chili’s in Noblesville between Oct. 3 and Oct. 6. A portion of your proceed will benefit the HCH food bank.
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