Southern U.S. CPA firm Dixon Hughes Goodman recently donated more than 500,000 pounds of food to communities in the 11 states the firm serves.
The haul includes two of the most requested items during summer months when children don’t benefit from school-provided lunches: tuna and peanut butter, in the quantity of 35,548 cans and 20,283 jars, respectively.
Held to alleviate the suffering of the one out of every six Americans who struggle with hunger through monetary and non-perishable food donations, the firm’s second annual Count the Cans food drive was held June 14-24. The event is part of Dixon Hughes Goodman’s GIVES (Go. Invest. Volunteer. Engage. Serve.) initiative that annually rallies together the firm’s multiple offices to support a cause that will impact those communities.
“Serving our communities by assisting the needs of our local food banks is essential to the fabric of our value system throughout the firm,” said Kent Satterfield, Dixon Hughes Goodman’s partner-in-charge of operations, in a statement. “We believe that by engaging our 1,800 + professionals, friends and clients in this critical initiative, we might truly assist in making an impact in the fight to end hunger.”