This July, Tria employees participated in a special opportunity to give back to the greater community by helping families in the National Capital Region fight hunger. Volunteering their time and helping hands during their lunch hour and spare time throughout the workday, local DMV-area employees joined together to help pack nutritious, non-perishable food items into individual meal bags to be donated to Food for Others, a Washington DC-based non-profit organization that provides healthy meals to local families struggling to make ends meet.
Organized by the Tria Employee Engagement Task Force (EETF), an employee-driven Employee Resource Group (ERG) focused on fostering cross-divisional connections across the Tria employee community, this event was designed to bring local DMV-based employees together in a meaningful way while also putting Tria’s foundational commitment to serving others into action. With more than fifty employees, including senior executives and employees from across all corporate divisions, working together to pass donation bags through various “donation stations” before packing more than 150 fully-assembled meal bags into delivery boxes for the Food for Others distribution center, this give-back event successfully achieved these goals – and more.
“At Tria, our core service commitments to colleagues, customers, and community are part of our corporate DNA. I’m so proud to see our employees working together to bring this commitment to life as a team,” commented Tria Chief Executive Officer Tim Borchert. “In the work that we do together as a professional community, we are always looking to affect positive change for others. This act of service donating to families in need within our local area was a very tangible and impactful way to make a positive impact on some of the people who need our help the most.”
About Food for Others
Food for Others was founded in 1995 with a mission to distribute food to our neighbors in need by mobilizing our giving community and volunteers. For the past 28 years, Food for Others has established itself as an essential part of Northern Virginia’s safety. In their first year of operation, they served about 105 families per month. They now serve roughly 3,000 families per week and 3,181 students each week via their four food distribution programs.
For more information about Food for Others by visiting their website https://foodforothers.org/.