Giving back: Philabundance | 18 June 2014
Local Philadelphia chapter members of IFMA (International Facility Management Association) joined together to celebrate the Facility Management industry on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Volunteers from regional businesses worked side by side on a community service project. Members of IFMA donated their time to Philabundance, the not for profit food bank established in 1984, ‘to reduce food waste and fight hunger in the Delaware Valley.’
Before getting to work, the group was educated on the importance of a significant government program known as the CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program). This program provides a monthly stipend of food to low-income senior citizens, aged 60 years or older, who receive an income at or below the poverty line. Philabundance, through a partnership with the Share Food Program of Pennsylvania, currently serves over 9,100 food boxes to seniors who reside in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. These boxes contain approximately 30 pounds of canned and boxed food.
Philabundance had an overall goal to produce a scheduled amount of 1,746 food boxes out of the 9,100 boxes they commit to every month; the goal for our team of volunteers was 800 boxes, and that amount was EXCEEDED in record time.
Qube Global Software was represented by Britany Wright, Marketing Coordinator, and Connor Sidebottom, Research Marketing Intern. The actual amount of boxes completed during the June 17 shift was 1,217 boxes, leaving less than 500 boxes remaining for completion by the following shift team. “What a fulfilling way to spend a work day,” was the universal response from all volunteers.