In yesterday’s post we kicked the tires on Underground Elephant’s new Forum Program, which provides a gamified approach to company-wide community engagement. For the Forum’s inaugural community challenge, we selected the Make Change Count donation drive, allowing UE employees the opportunity to help alleviate homelessness in San Diego. In today’s post, we turn our attention to a related issue: hunger.
With one in five children at risk of hunger in the San Diego, we felt it important to work with an organization that makes a local impact, so we partnered with Feeding America San Diego. With a mission to “end hunger through healthy food, education and advocacy,” Feeding America serves over 60,000 children, families and seniors each week. Their organization relies on the support of the community to raise monetary as well as in-kind goods to combat the threat of hunger in San Diego.
Each of the 9 UE Forum teams have been given a food donation bin to decorate and fill over the course of the next three weeks, the team with the most pounds of food by December 04 wins. The community challenge culminates with a all-company volunteerism trip to Feeding America San Diego’s warehouse on December 09. Below are Feeding America’s most-needed food donation items. It is what our UE Forum teams are donating and we encourage San Diego businesses and citizens to do the same.
(1) Jars of peanut butter (2) Canned white meat chicken / fish (3) Canned fruits in natural juices (4) Dried fruit with no added sugar (5) Canned chicken, tomato, or vegetable soup (6) Whole grain oatmeal or cereal.
From everyone here at Underground Elephant, have a great Thanksgiving weekend and please make sure to pay it forward to your local community this holiday season, in whatever way you can.