Charlotte, NC (January 22, 2015): Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina presented David Weekley Homes with a Food Drive Partner Award at their 2014 Annual Partner Appreciation Luncheon. Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder has partnered with the food bank for eight years to collect money and frozen turkeys to benefit those in need during Thanksgiving.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina honored partners in all areas of food bank operations at their annual luncheon. David Weekley Homes was honored for their continued dedication in feeding thousands of families in the Charlotte area.
“We are proud to honor David Weekley Homes this year with the Food Drive Partner Award,” said Kay Carter, executive director for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. “For the past several years, they have sponsored a Turkey Drive as part of Harris Teeter’s Harvest Feast Marathon. The drive has gotten bigger and better every year and since they first started, recently donating over 2,000 turkeys to help families in need have a special holiday meal.”
In its eighth year, David Weekley’s Annual Turkey Drive provided nearly $20,000 in donations and more than 460 turkeys. The monetary donations allowed the food bank to purchase more than 2,000 additional turkeys to provide the main meal for less fortunate families over Thanksgiving.
“We already know we build in some amazing communities in Charlotte, but we’re humbled every year at the incredible generosity of our homeowners, our team members and our builder partners with their donations to our Turkey Drive to help Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina care for those in need,” said Mark Gibbs, division president for David Weekley Homes.
More information about Weekley’s 8th Annual Turkey Drive can be found here.
For more information about David Weekley Homes in Charlotte, 800-393-9968.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 19 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award” and two-time recipient of “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared eight times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 75,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.