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Employees pull together to collect several hundred pounds of food and other items, providing nearly 200 meals for the hungry

Appomattox, VA (September 21, 2018) – JES Foundation Repair, a Groundworks Company, joined the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank to collect food for the regions’ hungry families. As part of their Goodworks program, the team at the Appomattox and Salem based foundation repair company donated and collected 232 pounds of food and other items.

Canned soups and vegetables, stews, chili, cereal, peanut butter, spaghetti, mac & cheese, pasta and many other items, including paper products, baby food, formula, and diapers were brought in by the JES staff. Representatives of the food bank estimated JES’ collective donation was equal to 193.33 meals.

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“Every year our food lines become longer and longer as there are more families who find they are in need of our services,” said Jennifer Clark Robertson, Volunteer & Food Drive Coordinator for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. “We are grateful to have the support of JES Foundation Repair to help us in our mission to ensure that everyone in our community has enough food to eat.”

According to Feeding America’s annual “Map the Meal Gap” study, over 12 percent of Virginians are “food insecure,” and in some areas the percentage of people who could go hungry is even higher.
“Many people in Southwest Virginia do not always know where they will find their next meal,” Courtney Fulcher stated. Courtney helps lead the Goodworks initiative for the company. “The team at JES felt that the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank was a great organization to team up with to help the regions’ hungry families.”

The Groundworks Companies Goodworks program was established to unify all 5 of the Groundworks Brands under one community service initiative. While each branch office partners with a different nonprofit organization throughout the year, the goal is to encourage employees to get involved in at least one community service project per quarter. The employees of JES in the Appomattox branch chose to help the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank for their third quarter charitable giving partnership.

About JES Foundation Repair

JES Foundation Repair, founded in 1993, is a subsidiary of Groundworks, a family of companies that specialize in residential foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, basement waterproofing, and concrete lifting. Groundworks is the nation’s largest foundation services company comprised of five regional brands including JES Foundation Repair in Virginia and Maryland, Tar Heel Basement Systems in North Carolina, Indiana Foundation Service in Indiana, Mount Valley Foundation Services in South Carolina and Foundation Recovery Systems in Missouri. Celebrating 25 years in business JES, combined with the other Groundworks brands, has helped over 125,000 homeowners. The company has been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the nation, Qualified Remodelers Top 500, Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50, Inside Business Roaring Twenty and Best Places to Work. For more information about JES, please visit www.jeswork.com. For more information about the Groundworks Companies, please visit www.groundworkscompanies.com.

About the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Founded in 1981, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is the largest organization alleviating hunger in western and central Virginia. Headquartered in Verona, VA, the Food Bank serves 25 counties and eight cities through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester and Verona. The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank distributes nearly 25.3 million pounds of food annually to 105,100 people each month through a network of 212 community partners – food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, schools, churches and other non-profit groups. The Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, a national food bank association that supports 200 food banks across the United States. For more information, visit www.brafb.org.

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