Employees donate and collect several hundred food items to help
Manassas, VA (September 21, 2018) – JES Foundation Repair, a Groundworks Company, joined the “Food for Others” non-profit organization to collect food for hungry families of Northern Virginia. In our nation’s capital area, many families are struggling to provide for basic needs like food and shelter. Food for Others is dedicated to helping these families. As part of the Groundworks “Goodworks” program, the team at JES Foundation Repair donated and collected 347 food items.
Food lines are becoming longer and longer as more families find they are in need of help. JES Foundation Repair wanted to help Food for Others in their mission to ensure that everyone in the 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 area localities the percentage of people who could go hungry is even higher.
“Many families in Northern Virginia regularly go without meals.” Christine Efird stated. Christine helps lead the Goodworks initiative for the company. “The team at JES felt that partnering with Food for Others was a great way to help the hungry families in our local communities.”
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 Manassas branch chose to help the Food for Others organization 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 Food for Others
The Mission is to distribute free food to our neighbors in need, in partnership with our Northern Virginia community, and to provide opportunities for people to volunteer their resources.
Food for Others is an important part of Northern Virginia’s safety net for those needing food when an emergency strikes, and for the growing number of working-poor who are unable to make ends meet and need to supplement their inadequate food supplies.
Food for Others obtains much of its food through food rescue operations and food drives. Staff and volunteers pick up good food that would be thrown away from local grocery stores and other retail food establishments. The food is brought to the warehouse for temporary storage, including refrigeration as appropriate. Food drives provide most of our non-perishable food.
Local merchants, the USDA, food drives, and crop harvests provide the food; volunteers and staff provide the hands; and charitable contributions and fundraising events provide the funds. Charitable contributions provide a major part of Food for Others’ budget. For more information, visit www.foodforothers.org.
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