Vulcan's Annual Sporting Clays Events Provides over 580,000 Meals
Vulcan's Annual Sporting Clays Events Provide Over 580,000 Meals
Winston Salem, NC- Vulcan Materials Company held its 2017 Take Aim at Hunger Sporting Clays Tournaments to support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina (NWNC) and FeedMore of Central Virginia. Over 200 employees, customers, and vendors participated in these events which were held at the Hunting Creek Preserves in Harmony, NC and Old Forge Sporting Clays in Providence Forge, VA. In total, Vulcan’s employees and friends raised a record $84,000 split between these two organizations.
For every dollar donated, Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC and FeedMore are able to distribute seven nutritious meals to those in need of food assistance.
Clyde Fitzgerald, Jr., Executive Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, noted that Vulcan’s contribution will provide over 294,000 meals to needy individuals across the 18 counties served by Second Harvest. “Vulcan’s long term support of our program has been tremendous. For the company to take the extra step and host such a unique event to raise much needed funds is an extraordinary gift. Our deepest appreciation goes out to Vulcan, its employees and business associates for caring for their community in this meaningful way.”
"We are grateful to have partners like Vulcan Materials Company standing beside us in the fight against hunger," said Tim McDermott, Chief Development Officer at FeedMore. "Vulcan is guided by principles that include high respect for people - their dignity, values, and interests. As a backbone nonprofit for Central Virginia, we also respect the nearly 200,000 children, families, and seniors who struggle with hunger and strive each day to enable them to retain their dignity, values, and interests. This is only possible with the support from Vulcan and over 20,000 FeedMore volunteer and philanthropic supporters."
Commenting on this year’s events, Martin Thorpe, president of Mideast Division, noted “We are extremely pleased by the support from our employees, customers and friends for such a worthy cause. Addressing hunger in our communities is one of the most important issues we can support that can improve the quality of life of individuals and families. We are proud to be a key partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC and FeedMore of Virginia to meet these pressing needs in our communities. We are also appreciative to our sponsors of this year’s events who partnered with Vulcan to feed the hungry including our Elite Partners: Carolina CAT; Carter Machinery; Colony Tire; Concrete Plants, Inc.; Linder; Mellott; Mitchell Wealth Management; and Rock and Coal Construction.”
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, a Feeding America affiliate, is the leading organization addressing hunger across an 18-county service area. In partnership with more than 450 community-based food assistance programs, we provide food to address the immediate needs of our neighbors, as we work together with others in our community to find solutions that will help them achieve the stability and self-sufficiency they want and deserve. Collectively, our network is reaching nearly 300,000 neighbors with food assistance each year – one third of which are children. Second Harvest Food Bank programs include special initiatives that are feeding futures (childhood hunger programs); feeding opportunity (Triad Community Kitchen Culinary Job Training Program); feeding health (Nutrition Education Services) and feeding change (Advocacy and Community-Based Collaborations). To learn more, visit www.hungernwnc.org. #feedingcommunity
FeedMore is Central Virginia's core hunger-relief organization comprised of programs like the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, the Mobile Pantry and Kids Cafe. Spanning nearly one-third of the state, across 34 cities and counties, FeedMore helps the nearly 200,000 children, families and seniors in Central Virginia who struggle with hunger. Working together to efficiently and effectively fight hunger, FeedMore's multi-tiered approach and comprehensive programs are dedicated to nourishing the community while empowering lives. For additional information, please visit FeedMore.org, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
About Vulcan Materials Company Mideast Division
Vulcan’s Mideast Division is a leading producer of aggregates in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The division operates over 65 crushing and sales facilities and employs approximately 1200 people. Vulcan Materials Company, a member of the S&P 500 index, is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates, and a major producer of asphalt mix and concrete. For more information about Vulcan visit www.vulcanmaterials.com.