Annuvia Applies Defibrillator to Hunger
SAN FRANSISCO, CA – 11,000 pounds of carrots and 6,000 pounds of grapefruit later, Annuvia’s Operations Team applied a massive, multi-volunteer, defibrillation “shock” to hunger. Working in partnership with the San Francisco Food Bank, staff from Annuvia’s headquarters location volunteered first thing in the morning on Saturday, February 6, 2010 and didn’t stop until the pallets of food no longer rolled in for re-packaging.
“When we arrived we walked in to an enormous warehouse stocked full of fresh fruit and vegetables,” says Jennie Sikora, of Annuvia’s Client Services team. “Carrots and grapefruit were literally stored in giant cardboard boxes and our task was to separate and box the produce into smaller, more portable, boxes for distribution throughout the community.”
Working in unison, Annuvia’s staff devised a strategy and appointed positions to quickly handle the flood of healthy food. “Turning the warehouse into a well-oiled assembly line, was fun,” states Sikora. “Just when we would finish a pallet of carrots, the Food Bank Staff would forklift in another pallet. Soon, we turned on music and turned the event into a contest.”
Annuvia, a national provider of CPR AED classes and First Aid training services provided by full-time healthcare providers and emergency response professionals, holds regular volunteering opportunities for its employees as part of the organization’s Social Responsibility Plan. Ranging from causes related to the environment and recycling, to pro-bono safety training services and hunger, Annuvia’s aggressive participation in philanthropic endeavors is a nice complement to the firm’s mission of creating healthier, safer, more prepared communities.
If you or your organization would like to learn more about Annuvia’s Corporate Social Responsibility Plan or partner with Annuvia on their next, up-coming volunteer activity, send an email to Annuvia at firstname.lastname@example.org with details on how you’d like to help.
“Annuvia is always looking to strengthen our relationship with like-minded organizations and we’re fortunate to be located in the heart of San Francisco, near many of the country’s leading organizations,” says Sikora.