On Thursday, August 9th, we closed our office early so everyone at Rochester Clinical Research could volunteer at Foodlink, Inc.. At Rochester Clinical Research, we feel it is important to give back to the larger community. We strive to be a good corporate citizen, and our employees are engaged in a wide range of volunteer endeavors.
Foodlink Inc. is a regional food hub and the Feeding America food bank serving Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties. Their operations target the root causes of hunger by distributing food to a network of human service agencies and serving meals through their commercial kitchen. In the United States, 1 in 7 people are hungry including more than 1 in 5 children.
Rochester Clinical Research was excited to get our hands dirty, and get to work as soon as we got there. Since we volunteered in the Warehouse/Distribution Center, we sorted through donated food, performed safety checks and helped assemble boxes of food for those in need. Before sorting, we had to dispose of product for a variety of reasons to abide by strict food safety standards. Once we went through expired or damaged items, we sorted the items by type, maintaining the specific weight limit per box. Overall, it was a great afternoon. We left feeling good about being a part of the 17 million pounds of food distributed through Foodlink each year and closer as a team.