“Too many in our community go hungry and this donation will assist the Food Bank in helping provide meals throughout the spring and into the summer,” says NOCO president.
NOCO employees joined together in the fight against hunger in the local community by collecting more than 5,000 non-perishable food and toiletry items for the Food Bank of Western New York.
In addition, the company matched the employee food drive with a donation of more than $2,000 worth of items. For one week, March 21–28, NOCO collected non-perishable donations from its seven office/warehouse locations throughout Western New York.
“NOCO has a long tradition of giving back to the local communities we serve and I want to thank all of our employees who participated in a spirited food drive to donate to those most in need,” said James Newman, NOCO president. “Too many in our community go hungry and this donation will assist the Food Bank in helping provide meals throughout the spring and into the summer.”
The Food Bank of WNY is the primary hunger relief organization in Western New York, obtaining and then distributing food to 330 member agencies such as pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, after school programs and senior citizen centers in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties. Through the agencies, the Food Bank services approximately 36,000 families.
“We are truly grateful for this wonderful show of compassion towards those in need in our community,” said Mike Billoni, public and community relations director of the Food Bank of WNY. “Hunger is an issue 365 days a year so a food drive at this time of the year is much needed by us. The Newman family and NOCO have been long-time friends and supporters of the Food Bank of WNY.”