Volunteer work is a big part of the DNA here at SPC. We tend to attract employees who are committed to helping others, and we seem to grow the kind of people who care about more than just their nine to five. As a company, we encourage our team members to give back by serving within our community. Often we do it together.
On a recent Saturday afternoon, 58 SPC employees trekked to Libertyville to volunteer at the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) food packing facility. Founded in 1987, FMSC is a Christian nonprofit that produces and delivers nutritious meals to malnourished children. Volunteers hand-pack meals which are then shipped to missions and humanitarian agencies in 70 countries around the world. Chicagoland volunteers have packed more than 80 million meals for hungry families in Haiti, Kenya, Nicaragua, Swaziland and other developing nations. Each meal costs 22 cents to produce and 92% of all donations directly support the food program. All meals are packed by volunteers, who, along with donors, pay for 100% of FMSC meals.
For SPC, this was not about team building or a departmental task to check off the list. This was about our SPC family coming together to truly help others. The fact that our volunteer programs drive employee engagement and provide greater morale is just a bonus.
FMSC is a wonderful organization and we thank them for giving SPC the opportunity to serve. For more information and details on FMSC, check out their website: http://www.fmsc.org/
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