The community at Avante Partners came together to donate non-perishable food items and other common needs to families in the local area over the past month. We accepted donations for our Cansgiving Food Drive until Tuesday, November 26 where we then brought them all to the Somerset County Food Bank Network.
Here at Avante Partners, we are big on philanthropy and giving back to the community, which is why our manager Sam and Team Lead Jwal hosted this great event. Thanksgiving is the time to express gratitude for the things we are thankful and to also help those who are in need.
“…we are big on philanthropy and giving back to the community…”
In our common area, had two decorated bins that were ready to be overstuffed with the donations. We also had a sign-up sheet to let others know of any specific items that were to be brought from our list.
According to the Somerset County Food Bank Network, acceptable food items included: spaghetti sauce, shelf stable, milk, tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats, cereal, jelly, juice, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, and soup. Examples of non-food items include: toilet paper, diapers, baby wipes, paper towels, deodorant, hand soap, toothpaste, dish detergent, laundry detergent, shampoo.
We are very proud of Jwal for arranging this food drive and for the amount of donations we received. The Somerset County Food Bank Network were very pleased and we are happy to know we gave a little something back this season.
We look forward to giving back more this holiday season, stay tuned and Happy Thanksgiving!