Recently, we took part in volunteer days at the Central Texas Food Bank and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. These two food banks combined provide nearly 100 million nutritious meals to those in need.
Our team worked together packing school lunches, sorting vegetables, and sorting and stacking milk into crates. We learned about the food banks’ reach, gaining a greater understanding of how hunger affects the communities where we live and work.
“It was great to make a real hands-on impact on our local community,” said Bob Govia, Director, Product. “We took the time to learn more about the issue of hunger and the impact on communities and education, and then we had the privilege of packing lunches for kids in need in Cleveland.”
“Being able to give back as an organization is one of the reasons I love working at Tiger Pistol,” said Ashley Gutierrez, Talent & Operations Manager. “We not only care about our people internally but our surrounding communities.”
Learning about the extensive community partnerships the food banks require to achieve their mission gave us humbling insight into the fight against hunger. The day of volunteering also gave us time to learn more about each other and our personal values.
Alex Serrano, Marketing Services Specialist, said, “It was extremely rewarding to see Tiger Pistol come together as a team to lend a helping hand at the Central Texas Food Bank. It really is incredible that just a few hours of volunteering helped create over 9K meals for our neighbors in need!”
“Volunteering at the food bank was a great opportunity to interact and collaborate with my colleagues in a non-work-related setting while also giving back to the community,” said Matt Liszewski, Senior Data Engineer. “It was awesome to be able to put our teamwork skills to use while also contributing to a worthy cause.”
Coming from a family that understands and values community service and the impact it can have, I found our experience at the Central Texas Food Bank immensely gratifying. I know I speak for our whole Tiger Pistol team when I say how proud I am to be part of a team that cares.