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Dec 14, 2016

Giving Back 2016

Throughout the year, Northland employees around the U.S. have been participating in our Northland Gives Back program, taking advantage of 8 paid work hours they have available to go out in their communities and volunteer.  Some highlights included:

  •  Twenty-eight members of the Southwest Florida team volunteered at The Harry Chapin Food Bank where they processed 18,560 pounds of produce, equivalent to 15,467 meals, for neighbors in need in Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades, and Lee counties.
  • A group in Austin worked at the Central Texas Food Bank where they helped keep mobile food pantry lines running smoothly. The food bank works with 250 partner agencies and helps with hunger relief in 21 counties across Central Texas. The volunteer time from the Northland team helped provide 7,791 meals.
  • Employees from Northland’s Tucson communities contributed their volunteer time to Habitat for Humanity. They worked on laying brick, planting trees, and other projects to get a home built for a deserving family in the Tucson area.
  • A group of 25 from the Newton, MA corporate office spent an afternoon at The Greater Boston Food Bank sorting and processing food to help the 1 in 9 people who go hungry each day in Massachusetts.
  • Austin team members volunteered at the Austin Animal Shelter, which runs the largest no-kill animal shelter in the United States, providing shelter to more than 18,000 animals each year.
  • Corpus Christi employees spent their time at the Corpus Christi Food Bank which feeds over 78,900 people in the Coastal Bend each year. The FBCC services an 11 country area of South Texas and works with 150 agencies and pantries.