By: Sean Myers, Senior Associate on UK Digital Marketing Team
It’s common for different teams at Enova to go off-site for team events. At different times throughout the year, we take a break from the hard work and spend time connecting as a team.
This January, the UK team participated in a charitable event at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The food bank, founded in 1979, reaches people from all over Cook County through their network of over 650 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and new innovations.1 In 2015, the Greater Chicago Food Depository was able to distribute the equivalent of 155,000 meals every day.1 One in six people in Cook County turn to the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s network every year, and that number has increased in recent years.1
Clearly, there was a lot of work to be done to make all those meals possible and the UK team was excited to contribute our time to help. On our volunteer day, we helped repack bulk products into individual size packages. Brown rice came in 50-pound bags, which we then turned into 3-pound bags to distribute to the people that needed it the most.
Volunteering at the food bank was time well spent together as a team, but more importantly, a great opportunity to give back to our community and help the hunger relief effort in the city where we work and live.
Want to help? The Greater Chicago Food Depository has several ways to get involved. Visit their site to learn more.
1 About us (n.d.). Retrieved February 18, 2016, from http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/PageServer?pagename=lb_about