ALIGNED Volunteers At Food Bank of Waterloo Region
On Tuesday March 29th, 2016, eight ALIGNED colleagues had the pleasure of spending an evening sorting food for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. We were welcomed with open arms by Bailey Armitage, Community Events Coordinator, who, along with the many volunteers, after a quick introduction, put us right to work!
Bailey notes, “We very much appreciate the fact that local organizations like ALIGNED encourage their team members to participate in our activities. The Food Bank is very grateful to have enthusiastic volunteers support our ongoing efforts to distribute emergency food from our neighbours to our neighbours who are in need.”
ALIGNED with Corporate Social Responsibility
“Volunteering at the food bank is a meaningful and enjoyable experience that allows us to do our part in helping those less fortunate in the community as well as bring our team closer together.” Shares Brad Doherty, assistant advocate in the Protégé program who works out of the National Operations Centre in Waterloo.
ALIGNED advocate Sally Commandant comments, “It is very interesting to get behind-the-scenes and see what happens to the food donations that so many people provide. One person’s efforts can truly make a difference.”
One of our many elements to ALIGNED’s focus on corporate social responsibility includes helping with our hearts and hands. We believe in leading by example. Each year, every staff member spends two days volunteering. This program also enables ALIGNED team members to partner with specific organizations that they are passionate about supporting.
In just one night, ALIGNED volunteers were able to organize hundreds of pounds of food that will be distributed to the numerous organizations that The Food Bank works with throughout the Waterloo Region.
ALIGNED Volunteers Give Generously, Regularly & Frequently
We believe that it is a privilege to handle our clients’ insurance needs and that it is our corporate social responsibility to help others in a number of ways.
Andrew Clark, president and CEO shares, “Each and every day, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region helps members of their community who are in need with their hearts and hands. On behalf of the ALIGNED team, we’re thrilled to partner with them for one of our annual days of volunteering.”