The Weaver Private Foundation named Feed the Children its Charity of Choice for fiscal year 2012-13, contributing $45,000 to the organization in conjunction with local partner agencies where the Southwest accounting firm has offices.
Weaver employees also participated in the volunteer activities supporting local Texas Feed the Children partner agencies, which included Eastside Community Connection in Austin, Cornerstone Baptist Church in Dallas, the Community Food Bank in Fort Worth, Target Hunger in Houston, the West Texas Food Bank in Midland and Odessa, and Daily Bread Ministries in San Antonio.
Volunteers helped Feed the Children, one of the largest U.S.-based international charities, distribute a total of 60,000 pounds of food and supplies to 2,400 families in need across Texas. In each location, the partner agency identified 400 families to receive a 25-pound box of food and a box of personal care items, designed to help a family of four for one week.
“A goal of the Weaver Private Foundation is to promote community involvement by providing enriching opportunities for our employees,” stated assurance partner and foundation board member James Fitts. “As a firm we came together to service each of our communities.”
In Austin, Weaver volunteers assisted Eastside Community Connection in setting up and coordinating a site to distribute 40 pallets of food and personal care items, while Dallas volunteers distributed pre-packaged boxes of foods and essentials to families at Cornerstone Baptist Church, which impacted more than 2,000 individuals. Volunteers handed out food boxes, essential boxes and last-minute donated fresh fruit and vegetables at the Community Food Bank of Fort Worth and in Houston, Weaver volunteers helped Target Hunger hand out food boxes to families. In Midland and Odessa, volunteers partnered with West Texas Food Bank to sort and distribute food donations and in San Antonio, they helped facilitate the loading of food and paper-goods boxes into vehicles of the Daily Bread Ministries’ parking lot.
“Weaver is pleased to support Feed the Children and each partner agency in the communities where we live and work,” said managing partner and CEO Tommy Lawler in a statement. “When our employees participate in hands-on activities, they can see how the foundation gives back to their own community.”
“We are very thankful to Weaver for providing help and hope to people who have been affected by today’s economy,” stated Feed the Children president and CEO Kevin Hagan. “Their generosity means that more children and families in these communities will have food on their tables.”