Camden Cares Volunteers at Capitol Area Food Bank
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Imagine the impact that 3,000 pounds of food can have on a city like Washington, DC? The Mid-Atlantic Camden staff got to experience it firsthand October, 2016. Over 100 Camden employees volunteered at the Capitol Area Food Bank in Washington, DC to assist in sorting canned goods and packaging 3720 boxes of meals to provide nutrition and nourishment to senior citizens and families. As a group, we worked 345 volunteer hours.
“I thought it was a really great and enjoyable experience. Our team worked together to provide meals for families who may be less fortunate. It was an opportunity for us as Camden employees to come together for a charitable cause and impact the community we serve in a positive way.”- Brian Dawson, Camden Largo Town Center
“This was one of my favorite Camden Cares events. The Capitol Area Food Bank is an impressive operation! I was part of the assembly line creating and packing boxes of food for local seniors in need. We packed over 1,000 boxes in a 2 hour time frame. It was such a rewarding experience knowing the work we did is going to feed the hungry. I look forward to going back again as this was a very touching experience.”- Kristin Gross, District Manager
“I had the opportunity to help out at the DC Food Bank with my co-workers – We packed over 490+ boxes of food to that were set to go out to families in need which in itself felt like we were helping numerous people who aren’t as fortunate as us. The best part was at the end of the day, we saw families who had stopped by for lunch and they just looked so happy! I hope to go back and help out again soon!”- Trevor Hammond, Camden Fair Lakes
“Working at the Capital Food Bank with my team was such a treat and a great experience following some of the values we all go by: Lead By Example; Always Do The Right Thing and Have Fun!”- Katie Hartsky, Camden Ashburn Farm
“Actually doing the hands on work of packing boxes and knowing that each bag of food would feed a family meant more to me than anything we have done as a Camden team. I wish that I were able to do this on a weekly basis. I was fortunate to work with a group of Camden employees with whom I have never spent time with, so getting to sweat side by side and swap ideas on how we could do the most with our manpower and time was fun. Looking at photos of what the other groups were able to do was so cool, and I love hearing the stories each person tells about their day at the food bank. I think that the employee we worked with, Kevin, was impressed with how we quickly organized tasks and how fast we were able to tackle our job. We finished early and wanted to do more!”- Joelle Salviati, Camden Fairfax Corner