During this season of thanks, we are thankful for the amazing partnerships we have here in the First State. We can’t feed one in four Delawareans without the support of our community! Last month Capital One spent an entire week at our Newark facility for their annual week of service, OneWeek.
Three-hundred associates donated more than 900 hours of their time to help feed Delawareans during the week. They packed emergency meal boxes for seniors, packed meals for our weekend Backpack Program, assisted at our mobile pantry and donated $10,000 in order to create 600 meal boxes for our Thanksgiving for All distribution that will take place later this month!
“At Capital One we believe community engagement is more than just providing funding, and our associates are proud to volunteer with the Food Bank of Delaware during OneWeek and year round,” said Capital One’s Senior Manager of Community Affairs Leslie Kosek. “By giving of their time and talent, our associates are helping to improve the communities where we live and work.”
Last year Capital One donated $52,000 and associates collected more than 5,600 pounds of food through food drives. They have also proudly participated in our DelawareCAN competition every year since its inception in 2011!
“Capital One remains consistent in their support for a community free of hunger,” said our President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “We can always depend on them to provide programming support, volunteers and food. We are grateful they chose the Food Bank as one of the locations for their OneWeek service project.”
Check out some photos from the week!