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PCG Cares helps fight hunger

5. November 2018 PCG PCG Cares

In honor of World Food Day on October 16th, members of PCG Cares volunteered with organizations across the country dedicated to feeding the hungry and helping those in need. Check out a snapshot of how PCG staff helped empower their communities this month below!

Members of PCG’s Indianapolis team served in the Hunger Relief Kitchen at Second Helpings, an organization that rescues prepared and perishable food from wholesalers, retailers and restaurants to prevent unnecessary waste. That rescued food is used to create 4,000 hot, nutritious meals each day that are distributed to more than 90 social service agencies that feed people in need.

Indianapolis PCGers at Second Helpings assemble meals from rescued leftover food for people in need.

PCG staff in Medford, Massachusetts participated in their first food donation delivery event with Heading Home. This nonprofit runs a network of Emergency and Family Shelters throughout the greater Boston area. On the second Friday of every month, they receive about three tons of food from the Boston Food Bank and Loving Spoonfuls, and can always use the help unloading and organizing the food to ensure their guests don't get hungry. The team unloaded 3.2 tons of food and had a blast!

The Medford team helped unload and organize food for Heading Home.

PCG’s Clarkston, Washington office volunteered at their local food bank in October, packaging potatoes into five-pound bags and 25-pound boxes for distribution to food banks and families in the area. They packaged roughly 4,000 pounds of yellow, red and purple potatoes.

PCG staff in Clarkston packaged 4,000 potatoes at their local food bank for distribution to families in the area.

The team in Phoenix celebrated World Food Day by volunteering at St. Mary's Food Bank. They filled carts full of food and helped clients load their cars for five hours, which was quite a workout. Together with other volunteers, the group helped serve over 700 clients!

The Phoenix team volunteered at St. Mary's Food Bank to celebrate World Food Day.

Other members of the PCG Cares committee in Phoenix served lunch to families in transition at UMOM, an organization that believes "everything that matters starts with a home." UMOM restores hope and rebuilds lives by providing shelter, services and affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness.

Another group in Phoenix volunteered at UMOM to serve lunch to families in transition.