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Interstate Batteries Gives Back With Volunteer Month

October 25th, 2013 by
One of the two shifts of Interstate Batteries volunteers at the North Texas Food Bank.

One of the two shifts of Interstate Batteries volunteers at the North Texas Food Bank.

Interstate Batteries team members gave back in major ways this month with several volunteer projects in the Dallas area. The efforts were part of Interstate’s annual Volunteer Month, which is organized by the Chaplain’s Department.

North Texas Food Bank

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Team Members brought some serious muscle to the North Texas Food Bank.

English: NTFB truck

North Texas Food Bank truck (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dozens of  team members dedicated half their day to sort and package food. Altogether, they sorted 71,281 pounds of food into 64 pallets. That’s enough for 59,400 meals for North Texans!

Here’s the rundown:

Morning Shift
Sorted: 24,000 pounds
Boxes/Pallets created: 20
Providing 20,000 meals
And
Sweet Potatoes:
Sorted: 5,281 pounds
Boxes/Pallets created: 9
Providing: 4,400 meals
 
Afternoon Shift
Sorted: 42,000 pounds
Boxes/Pallets created: 35
Providing 35,000 meals

Way to go, team! Next month, Interstate will help further with a food drive at the home office.

From last year: Interstate Batteries Fights Hunger with North Texas Food Bank

 Shoes for Orphan Souls

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, almost 40 Interstate Batteries team members volunteered at Buckner International for the Shoes for Orphan Souls program.

Shoes for Orphan Souls provides shoes, medical supplies and other items to orphanages around the world. Last year alone, 170,000 pairs of shoes came through the program.

Watch a recap of the activity here:

Letters for First Responders

Fred, a Dallas firefighter, visited the volunteers at Interstate Batteries.

Fred, a Dallas firefighter, visited the volunteers at Interstate Batteries.

Interstate kicked off Volunteer Month on Wednesday, Oct. 9, as team members wrote letters of thanks to first responders.

A Dallas police officer and firefighter came to explain the work they do and describe how these letters affect those who serve their communities.

Does Volunteer Week make you want to work for a company whose values are in line with yours? Check out our latest career opportunities. We’d love to have you on the team!

By James Pecht (177 Posts)

James Pecht writes about franchising, battery technology, tips, racing and company culture for Interstate Batteries.


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