Cornucopia of Kindness

United Employees pulled together in an overwhelming outpouring of support to help combat the fight against hunger during a Food Drive, organized by United’s Culture Committee in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul and Gleaners Food Bank

According to the Gleaners Food Bank website, one in seven Hoosiers is hungry — And hunger doesn’t break for the weekends. 

St. Vincent de Paul / Gleaners identified the following top items which are in critical need and short supply: fruit; tuna; pork & beans; and peanut butter & jelly. 

In order to ensure a cross-section of the critical items, it only made sense to divide and conquer the food bank’s needs through systematically matching United’s internal company departments with the specific donation needs (shown right by teams).

The week and a half long event collected a total of 912 items, itemized below.

ITEMS DONATED PER TEAM

TEAM FRUIT127 CANS
TEAM TUNA352 CANS
TEAM PORK & BEANS229 CANS
TEAM PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY204 JARS (102 PEANUT BUTTER / 102 JELLY)

THANKS TO ALL EMPLOYEES WHO HELPED MAKE THIS A SUCCESSFUL EVENT !