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FoodLink "Give-Back" Event a BIG Success!

Posted By Chris Berson, Wednesday, December 27, 2017




Western NY SIM Chapter presents a check for $5,000to Heather Newton (Director of Community Engagement) and Juliana Stefana (Community Engagement Coordinator) ... both in "plain clothes"!



Thank you to all SIM Chapter members (and guests!) who volunteered their time on Thursday November 9th to FoodLink.


FoodLink is an amazing organization running an operation that does an incredible job providing food to a large number of families (especially children) during challenging times.  


The feedback from the entire team on the whole experience was extremely positive and we received an incredibly warm welcome.  Heather Newton, Director of Community Engagement, gave the entire group a quick tour of the facility after which we were put to work!  We were taken back to a sorting area and split into two teams where one of the staff members, Mark, quickly gave us instructions and let us loose!  One team sorted and packed fresh apples ... the other sorted and weighed various packaged foods into boxes to be distributed and delivered via various channels in our region.  Julia Tedesco, Executive Director, also came around to personally introduce herself and to thank everyone for donating their time.


While there was some competetiveness between the two teams, everyone would agree that our efforts for those few hours are DWARFED by the incredible commitment and dedication of the staff who work in that facility every day.


On behalf of the Western NY SIM Chapter, thank you again to all our volunteers -- and THANK YOU to FoodLink for the work that you do in our community!

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