This year Feeding San Diego launched Teams for Good, an opportunity for corporate and community groups to gather together and make an impact this holiday season by volunteering their time and donating to Feeding San Diego’s seasonal meal distributions. The groups that participated in this program far exceeded our expectations and made it possible to give 250,000 meals to families, children, and seniors in need during the months of November and December.
“These community and corporate groups truly demonstrate the value of philanthropy through their participation in Teams for Good. Partners like these are what make our mission possible,” said Vince Hall, CEO of Feeding San Diego.
USE Credit Union explains what drew them to Teams for Good and why it’s important to their company culture to give back during this special time of year.
“At USE, our vision is to transform lives by making dreams happen. By participating in this event, we were able to impact the lives of those in our community, which is such an important part of who we are. We are totally impressed with Feeding San Diego’s Teams for Good program and are thrilled to be a part of their journey,” said Amanda West, Staffing Specialist.
After their volunteer event at Feeding San Diego’s Sorrento Valley distribution center, HP San Diego decided to make Teams for Good a holiday tradition for their organization.
“HP San Diego was so inspired by our team’s experience that we have made it an annual holiday tradition to join Feeding San Diego’s Teams for Good. The impact you’re making on our community is amazing and truly aligns with what we call Living the HP Way. It’s what makes us proud to be HP employees — thank you, Feeding San Diego for enabling us to positively impact so many lives,” said Rebecca Ramaley, Personal Systems Marketing Strategy, Planning and Operations Manager.
Genomatica thought outside of the box to meet their fundraising goal of providing half a truck of food to the community. “Teams for Good gave Genomatica a great way to give back to the community directly and that kind of involvement is at the heart of our company’s core values,” said Justin Colquitt, Senior Research Associate.
Thank you to all of our Teams for Good groups for leveraging the power of community involvement and providing fresh and nutritious food to our neighbors who struggle with hunger this holiday season.