Team Members collect more than 500 pounds of food for the holiday
Austin, TX (December 13, 2016): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its second annual, companywide Thanksgiving Drive, collecting an aggregate of 147,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items in 20 participating markets. The company’s efforts provided more than 149,000 meals to local families.
Locally, more than 500 pounds of nonperishable items was collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 2 to 16. Austin team members delivered the items to the organization to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“I feel very humbled by our homeowners’ enthusiastic response to our Thanksgiving drive,” said Ashley Holsinger, a Sales Consultant with David Weekley Homes. “It further confirms their dedication to stand alongside David Weekley Homes in giving back to the community.”
In Austin, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted Central Texas Food Bank, an organization that partners with private, government and charitable partners to distribute 31 million meals to the community each year.
“The Food Bank couldn’t do what we do to serve 46,000 Central Texans in need each week without the help of great community partners like David Weekley Homes,” said Mark Jackson, Chief Development Officer of the Central Texas Food Bank. “No one should go hungry, especially during the holidays. And the food gathered in this food drive will help provide hope for the holidays to many of our neighbors in need.”
The Thanksgiving Drive is one of the initiatives of the company’s CARE program that joins team members with homeowners, homebuyers, community partners and local nonprofit organizations to live out its purpose of building dreams, enhancing lives in all of the communities in which it builds.
About the Central Texas Food Bank
The mission of Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. Founded in 1981, the Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of nearly 250 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 46,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas. For more information on the Food Bank and its programs, visit centraltexasfoodbank.org.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. Headquartered in Houston, the company operates in 23 cities and 13 states 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.” David Weekley Homes has also appeared 10 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since 1976, the company has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.