Durham, NC (April 25, 2011) — Durham’s award winning web design agency DesignHammer completed its first employee food drive of 2011 for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (FBCENC) on April 22, 2011. DesignHammer employees donated 225 lbs. of food to feed the hungry in central and eastern North Carolina.
This was DesignHammer’s third food drive for the Durham branch of FBCENC, which serves Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, Person, and Vance counties. DesignHammer held its first food drive with FBCENC in 2009. The 225 pounds of food collected during the latest food drive nearly doubled the company’s previous best result of 127 pounds. Managing Partner David Minton hopes to do even better during the next food drive, scheduled to run through the summer.
Production Designer Paul Bredenberg, who championed the latest food drive, said, “I think our food drive efforts are an excellent way to give back to the community. It requires very little effort to pick up a few cans during a visit to the grocery store, and when a group of people get together to contribute, such as with DesignHammer’s food drive, the amount of food that finds it's way onto the tables of needy families adds up relatively quickly.”
Established in 1980, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for over 30 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2009–2010, the Food Bank distributed more than 41.5 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through these agencies.