More than 100 employees and their family members answered the call to help sort, inspect and package food items for the Houston Food Bank (HFB)---the largest in the nation. That means a lot of the HFB's distribution efforts come from volunteer workers. Food products need to move through the warehouse in a timely manner so they can end up on tables as healthy, nutritious meals.
Aramco volunteers recently sorted 17,776 pounds of food that translates into 14,813 meals during a morning work shift at the HFB distribution center. This was the annual event's largest turnout, which included summer students. Although some were first-timers, many in the volunteer group were veterans of the event.
In just a few short years, support for the HFB has become part of Aramco’s volunteer culture. Volunteer numbers have increased each year. In 2013, the company sent 60 volunteers who sorted and packed 11,000 pounds of food. Contrast that with this year's event of more than 100 volunteers and you see the commitment to make a difference in the Houston community.
Learn more about the Houston Food Bank
and how you can be a part of fighting hunger all year long by volunteering or donating.
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