Dalco's Food Drive Challenge
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By Andi Leistico

Every year Dalco participates in a food drive to support our local food shelf. As a large distributor in the Midwest region we feel as though we have a strong presence as well as a responsibility in our surrounding communities. This past March, Dalco fundraised alongside others participating in the Corporate Food Drive Challenge and donated food and hygiene supplies to Ralph Reeder Food Shelf.

In addition to donating food and hygiene supplies, Dalco employees participate in raising money for Ralph Reeder with our “Dalco Café”. Each week a different department takes their turn bringing lunch, potluck style, for anyone to enjoy for a small donation. This year we were excited to be able to donate a total of $4,600 and 400 lbs. of food and hygiene products.

We are proud to support such a great organization. The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf began as a way to provide families within the school district, who needed the extra help, with food. As the needs increased, so did the services they provided. Today it has grown to support a much greater area and is able to provide a shopping-like experience and other services such as case management and crisis referral, Operation Joy during the holiday season, nutrition and health education, and much more.

If you'd like more information about how your company can get involved within their surrounding community you can find resources on Corporations Feeding America website. Using these resources, you can join many other companies that are now also participating and helping in their communities.


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