Charlotte, NC (December 10, 2019): More than 14,000 people locally – and 60,000 nationwide – walked away from the Thanksgiving table with a full belly and a happy heart this year, thanks to the partnership of David Weekley Homes and 18 charities across the U.S. In Charlotte, David Weekley Homes teamed up with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, an organization that provides a regional distribution to charitable agencies that assist people in need.
“We can’t thank you enough for your continued support and hope you’ll spread the word about how easy it is to make a difference with a food and fundraiser for the food bank,” said Lisa Marie Nisely, Community Development Coordinator with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
From November 1 – 15, David Weekley Homes hosted its fifth annual companywide Thanksgiving Drive, bringing together its homeowners, real estate agents, vendors, trade partners and team members to collect 150,000 pounds of food for nearly 60,000 people across the country.
“Second Harvest Food Bank knows how to make the most out of the least. The fact that they can turn every dollar donated into seven pounds of food astonishes me,” said April Sepanski, Project Coordinator with David Weekley Homes in Charlotte. “The work that they do every day with incredibly gracious attitudes is the reason we keep volunteering with them.”
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina supplies almost 800 non-profit programs feeding people in need across 19 counties in North and South Carolina. In 2017-2018, the Food Bank provided over 54 million pounds of food and essential grocery items to these soup kitchens, shelters, emergency food pantries, low income group homes, children’s and senior programs.
“Because of the David Weekley Homes team, more seniors, children, men and women throughout our 19 county area will not go hungry,” Nisely said.
To assist Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina this year, David Weekley Homes collected approximately 56,000 pounds of food items and $6,800 in monetary donations during the two-week drive. The Thanksgiving Drive is a volunteer and philanthropic initiative of the company’s CARE program, which allows the extended David Weekley Homes family to live out its purpose of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives in each of the communities in which it builds.
“The Turkey Drive is my favorite CARE event of the year! It’s great for the office staff, builders, and vendors who normally don’t get to spend much time with each other to come together and contribute to such a great cause,” said Kelly Biscardi, Purchasing Coordinator with David Weekley Homes in Charlotte. “I hope to be a part of the Thanksgiving Drive for many years to come.”
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. We provide a regional distribution warehouse and branches that supply food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 20 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 “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared 13 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 90,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.