Team Members collect more than 4,300 pounds of food for the holiday
Dallas, 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 4,300 pounds of nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 2 to 16. Dallas team members prepared the items for the North Texas Food Bank to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“During this special time of year our team enjoys getting involved and giving back. We have so much to be thankful for and this is a nice way to show others how much we care. The team stepped up again this year to make a difference,” said Ken McDonald, Dallas Division President.
In Dallas, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted the North Texas Food Bank, an organization that provides access to more than 170,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 200 partner agencies in a 13-county service area.
"We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for the efforts of David Weekley Homes. Your participation and hard work in the struggle against hunger is commendable and greatly appreciated by more people than you may ever know. It is always a humble pleasure to work with such dedicated individuals in pursuit of solving the far too urgent problem of food insecurity,” said North Texas Food Bank representative Doyle Carnahan.
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 North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 170,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 200 partner agencies in our 13-county service area. In fiscal year 2015, NTFB provided access to some 63 million meals but the need for hunger relief in North Texas today is much larger.
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.