1,477 boxes of food to be assembled, sealed and sent down south.
20 people looking for a way to give back in their community.
3 hours on a weekday afternoon.
This was the scene that was set as seven of the CREMA staff members showed up at Second Harvest Food Bank over the course of a couple afternoons in November. Upon arriving we found a well-oiled machine, friendly and helpful directors and an assembly line waiting for us to fill in the gaps.
Build box, pass, add food item, pass, add second and third items, pass...we repeated these motions until 18 pallets of boxes were stacked and ready to be sent to Florida for victims of Hurricane Irma - and this was just one of three shifts that day!
Here at CREMA, we want everything we do to be steeped in the motive of “leave something better than it was when you found it.” We want this to be our approach in everything from working in the service industry, to the way we treat our employees...just everyday life in general. This is what urges staff benefits, charity donation-matching and providing people the opportunity to give back within their own community. Whatever it looks like for you, we are thankful for the team at Second Harvest Food Bank for reminding us that it can be easy, and will always be important, to do your part. Leave wherever you are better than when you first showed up. Leave the people in your life better-off than when you first met them.
If you want to give back, Second Harvest Food Bank is always welcoming volunteers and today, to celebrate Giving Tuesday, they are matching every dollar donated to their virtual food drive. And hey! If you ever think to yourself “This crew sounds fun! Maybe I want to work there!” come check out what it means to be a part of the CREMA team.