On Sunday, June 24th, SBD volunteered for the fourth time at D.C. Central Kitchen Morning Meal Preparation. Since 2016, we have had multiple employees contributing during the three hours shifts.
"Every day with the help of dedicated volunteers, we transform 3,000 pounds of otherwise wasted food into 5,000 healthy meals for our community. These aren't simply bags of donated groceries or crates of canned goods - they're real meals, made by hand by graduates of our Culinary Job Training program who now work for us full-time at living wages. We then put these meals onto our fleet of trucks and deliver them to more than 80 partner agencies in the Washington metropolitan area, including homeless shelters, rehabilitation clinics, and after-school programs." If you want to learn more about the impact of D.C. Central Kitchen in the community, take a look at their annual report from 2017.
This is an excellent opportunity to interact with coworkers and partner companies outside the office environment, but it's also an opportunity to meet people who want to make a difference in the world. Fynn Coleman, Program Finance Analyst Consultant for PECOS shared her experience: "It was a great experience giving back to D.C. Central Kitchen. Most importantly I am proud that I work for a company that not only cares about their employees but cares about the community."