Team Members collect more than 550 pounds of food for the holiday
Salt Lake City, UT (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 550 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 2 to 16. Salt Lake City team members delivered the items to the organization to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“The Utah Food Bank is such an amazing organization and it is so rewarding to be able to help support and provide food for this charity,” said Sarah Gass, Marketing Coordinator with David Weekley Homes.
In Salt Lake City, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted the Utah Food Bank, an organization that is committed to eliminating hunger in the state of Utah by providing meals to those in need.
“The Utah Food Bank would like to express our gratitude for the support of David Weekley Homes, whose food donation will provide 460 meals,” said Ginette Bott, Utah Food Bank Chief Development Officer. “This is enough to feed an average family of four for a month.”
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 Utah Food Bank
Founded in 1904, Utah Food Bank has operated under various names but remains true to its mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide by providing food to a statewide network of 140 emergency food pantries and agencies. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 37.5 million pounds of food and goods, the equivalent of approximately 31.3 million meals, to families and individuals in need. For more information about Utah Food Bank, visit www.utahfoodbank.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.