North Highlands Day of Giving Back 2013 - Feeding America Tampa Bay

Thursday, May 9, 2013
In 2012, North Highland Worldwide Consulting implemented the Day of Giving Back, aka DOGB. This is one day where all of our global offices volunteer in the cities we work and live in and give back to our communities. On May 4th 2013, 22 offices volunteered and made a huge impact throughout the world. I lead the efforts for 2013 DOGB throughout the company and am very proud of our offices contributions in their cities.

“Ending Hunger, Nourishing Hope” On a local level, the Tampa office volunteered at Feeding America Tampa Bay. I was joined by colleagues, friends, family and bloggers. One out of every six Americans struggle with hunger. That's 50 million people!! I'm a foodie who focuses on fitness and this was one of the reasons North Highland selected Feeding America as our charity in Tampa to volunteer at.
Feeding America Tampa Bay
We arrived at Feeding America's warehouse and learned we would be going through boxes of goods donated by companies and locals. On this particular day, we were going through pallets of boxes from Walgreens. We checked items for expiration dates, discarded damaged goods and sorted out items which could be distributed to those in need into numbered boxes on the wall. Once those boxes were full, they were taken into the distribution center where other volunteers would place items on grocery shelves. As large as the Feeding America warehouse was, I have to give them two thumbs up for coordination. They knew what they were doing.
Entering the sorting facility
My team really enjoyed themselves and I personally look forward to volunteering at Feeding America again in the future.
Sorting boxes
I do have to state, North Highland had some of the cutest volunteers I have ever seen:
Cutest Volunteers EVER!
At the end of the day, we sorted through 10,421 pounds of non-perishable food items. This equals out to about 8,684 meals! The thought that 3 hours out of our day helped place nearly 9,000 meals on the table is simply amazing. Next time you have a few hours to give back to your community, I urge you to volunteer at a food bank. Feeding America has multiple establishments throughout the US. 
Team North Highland
Many thanks to my colleagues, friends and family who came out to support North Highlands Day of Giving Back. A special thank you to Lauren, Tracy and Leslie who helped spread the word on Feeding America Tampa Bay!

How do you give back to your community? 


  1. I am sorry I missed this event! It sounded like such a wonderful way to give back to the community.

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