Simmons Hanly Conroy Employees delivered on Nov. 9 nearly 40,000 pounds of food and personal hygiene items to Madison County area pantries as a result of the 5th Annual Simmons Employee Foundation Food Drive.
“Helping area families stock their shelves for the holiday season is an important part of our employee foundation’s mission,” said David Bamper, President of the Foundation. “We’re proud to be able to support our local community not only during the Holiday Season, but throughout the year.”
Wednesday morning, firm employees sorted and loaded the food onto two trucks that delivered 39,852 pounds of donated goods to the Collinsville Ministerial Association, The Community Hope Center in Cottage Hills, the Crisis Food Center in Alton, the Alton Salvation Army and the Community Care Center in Granite City.
Employees from RCS Construction and Lake Side Roofing of Collinsville, the drive’s corporate sponsors, donated the trucks, gas and additional man power needed to help deliver the food. Save-A-Lot in Granite City also donated the delivery of several tons of food to the firm’s warehouse in East Alton.
“We couldn’t have done it without the employees, their friends and families who donated the items and the local business who ensured the food arrived where it was supposed to be,” Bamper said.
The Simmons food drive lasted Sept. 24 to Oct. 21.
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About Simmons Employee Foundation
In late 2004, the employees of the Simmons firm came together to create a single, streamlined way for them to give back to the communities they are so proud to call home. As a result of their creativity and heartfelt commitment, the Simmons Employee Foundation (SEF), has provided nearly $1 million of financial support and countless volunteer hours to local charitable organizations.