Each spring Unum employees join the fight against hunger by participating in food drives across all campuses. It’s a tradition that has been going strong for years, and it makes a big difference in our communities.
This year, Unum employees in the U.S. and Ireland collected enough food and money to provide nearly 560,000 meals to the hungry, donating almost 32,000 pounds of food and $89,000, $17,000 more than last year. Unum UK will hold a food drive at the end of this month.
Worcester County Food Bank’s Executive Director Jean McMurray said, “I sincerely thank you. We collaborate with community partners every day to provide safe and nutritious food to children and families in need. We couldn’t do it without the generous and loyal support of neighbors like Unum and their employees.”
Skot Garrick from Harvest Hope Food Bank said, “The generosity from Colonial Life employees will have a far reaching and immediate impact. You’ve helped provide thousands of meals for families just in time for their children to be home for spring break and facing a full week without the nourishing support of school breakfast and lunches. Thank you so much for your efforts and help in supporting our mission to end hunger in our South Carolina communities.”
More than 22 sales offices were also involved in this year’s annual food drive, collectively raising $8,169 and 1,511 pounds of food.