This October 25th, millions of volunteers across the nation will unite to improve the lives of others during Make a Difference Day. Back in June, the CONNECT Tour bus rolled into the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for the last stop on the eight week tour dedicated to Honeywell Authorized Dealers. This stop was all about taking time to make a difference for the community – and our activities at the Second Harvest Food Bank certainly fit the bill. Second Harvest collects food that would otherwise be wasted, inspects and sort this food, and distributes it to soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters serving the hungry.
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We had 30 volunteers – a mix of Honeywell Authorized dealers and Honeywell employees- and we split into two groups. I like to call the two projects we were assigned to the Pasta Party and the Fridge. One group had the task of sorting 800 lbs of pasta. The other group sorted frozen meat in the Fridge that was 40° F. We worked for three hours and in the Fridge we sorted over three tons of frozen meat! To see the volunteers in action, watch the video above.
Chris Mosley, President of Complete Security Systems, Inc. in Marlboro, NJ was one of the volunteers. “It was awesome to be able to volunteer as an industry and give back to a community different than ours. Volunteering is near and dear to my heart and it was a great opportunity to commit just a little bit of time, yet make an impact and connect with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Complete Security Systems is actively involved in giving back to the community in New Jersey, but it was a pleasure to participate in Tennessee and see others in our industry doing the same.”
During the 2012-2013 fiscal year, Second Harvest provided close to 20 million meals of food to hungry children, families and seniors. Now, we didn’t quite hit those numbers – but we gave it a great shot! As a team, we were proud to support that effort and hope to make the Honeywell sponsored community event an annual tradition!