Team Members collect nearly 350 pounds of food for the holiday
San Antonio, 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, nearly 350 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 2 to 16. San Antonio team members delivered the items to the organization to distribute to families in time for the holiday, providing 275 meals.
“There is nothing quite so satisfying for our company and our community families to donate food to those in need. Hopefully, we made their Thanksgiving and their year a little brighter,” said Tracy Stockton, Senior Sales Consultant for David Weekley Homes.
In San Antonio the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted San Antonio Food Bank, an organization that provides food and grocery products to more than 530 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout southwest Texas.
“Thank you for helping us feed 58,000 individuals each week. Your support and generosity with your food drive brought in some of our most wanted items. We couldn’t do it without you,” said Eric S. Cooper, President and CEO of San Antonio Food Bank.
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 San Antonio Food Bank
In Fiscal Year 2015, the San Antonio Food Bank provided nearly 62 million pounds of food. The mission of the SAFB is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy. They strive to maintain the highest standard of efficiency while providing food to those in need. Ninety-eight percent of donated resources go directly to food distribution programs. The San Antonio Food Bank has consistently received the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
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.