As part of a greater outreach initiative to give back to the local areas that we live and work in, seven members of the IDEX Optics & Photonics leadership team spent several hours out of the boardroom, instead working in the warehouse re-organizing the entire bank at the North Country Food Bank in San Marcos. Supplies were reorganized for faster distribution by the team on behalf of the North County Food Bank, which is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to providing wholesome food to the hungry in San Diego County area.
This past year, North County’s Food Bank worked with 112 Community Partner Agencies to distribute well over 1.94 million pounds of food. Food donated from grocers, farmers, and wholesalers, and through food drives conducted by schools, businesses, and churches provided over 1.5 million meals to over 243,338 individuals last year. Their goal is “NO HUNGRY NEIGHBORS.”
“One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can make a difference. Ending hunger in America is a goal that is literally within our grasp.” Actor and advocate -- Jeff Bridges