MyBinding.com has always taken great pride in giving back to the community. This November, we had a chance to do so again by holding a food drive. We pledged to donate 2,500 pounds of food to the Oregon Food Bank which was a lofty goal. However, we were able to exceed this goal and ended up donating 2,621 pounds of food. How did we do it? We got creative in the following ways:
- Our donations were brought in by employees. Employees were divided into five teams based on department: Accounting, Administration, Marketing, Sales, and Warehouse. Each week, the members of the department that brought in the most food received prizes such as a Starbucks gift card or a meal at Old Chicago. This helped foster friendly competitive between the departments and encouraged employees to bring in generous donations.
- The Oregon Food Bank has the facilities to break up large quantities of food into smaller, more manageable parcels. Thus, some employees brought in large sacks of staples like rice and flour.
- Finally, many employees brought in a lot of canned goods (tuna, pasta sauce, soup, etc.) and large bottles of fruit juice. These items are very heavy, so it helped us exceed our goal.
We made our donation to the Oregon Food Bank on November 23, the day before Thanksgiving. We delivered the food in a company van and the donation will be featured in the Oregon Food Bank’s upcoming newsletter. You can count on more charitable actions – and creativity! – from MyBinding.com in the future.
Some of the donations