Salt Lake City, UT (December 11, 2018): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its fourth annual, companywide Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive, collecting an aggregate of nearly 184,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items in 18 participating markets. The company’s efforts provided nearly 311,500 meals to local families.
In Salt Lake City, nearly 500 pounds of nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which ran from November 1 to 15.
“The 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 Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive benefitted Utah Food Bank, a nonprofit that distributes millions of meals each year to partner agencies across 29 counties in Utah. David Weekley team members provided 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 feed an average family of four for a month,” said Ginette Bott, president & CEO of Utah Food Bank. “We consider each and every person and organization who 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 21 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 12 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 90,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.