Team Members collect more than 640 pounds of food for the holiday
Salt Lake City, UT (December 14, 2017): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its third annual, companywide Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive, collecting an aggregate of more than 213,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items in 18 participating markets. The company’s efforts provided nearly 226,000 meals to local families.
In Salt Lake City, more than 640 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15.
“Utah Food Bank is such an amazing organization!” said Sarah Gass, marketing coordinator for David Weekley Homes in Salt Lake City. “It is so rewarding to be able to help support and provide food for this charity.”
Locally, the Thanksgiving Drive benefitted Utah Food Bank, a nonprofit organization which collects and distributes food to more than 140 partner agencies across 29 counties in Utah. David Weekley team members delivered the collected items to Utah Food Bank to distribute to families in time for the holiday.
“Utah Food Bank would like to express our gratitude for the support of David Weekley Homes, whose food donation will provide 535 meals, which will feed an average family of four for a month and a half,” said Ginette Bott, chief development officer for Utah Food Bank. “We consider each and every person and organization that donates their food, time or money to this important effort to be a true partner in Fighting Hunger Statewide.”
The Thanksgiving Drive is an initiative of the company’s CARE program, which joins team members with homeowners, homebuyers, community partners and local nonprofit organizations to live out its purpose of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives in each of the communities in which it builds.
About Utah Food Bank
Utah Food Bank is a nonprofit committed to partnering with volunteers and the community to make an impact and fulfill its mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide. In 2016, the organization distributed more than 30 million meals to 141 partner agencies across 29 counties. In addition to collecting and dispersing food donations, Utah Food Bank provides direct service programs.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 22 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 11 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.