QCD Associates Support Communities Through Coronavirus Pandemic
The Coronavirus health crisis continues to seriously impact the most vulnerable members of communities where QCD associates work and live. In response, associates are taking care of each other and their neighbors in need. From micro-volunteering to large-scale donations, look to the generous associates of QCD when looking for the helpers in these unprecedented times.
QCD Seattle donated non-food items like pallets of cardboard boxes and soap to support the Emergency Food Network and its Partner Programs in their efforts to help neighbors in need. In Charlotte, North Carolina, QCD helped its local food bank transport 30 pallets of donations to the convention center for a mass volunteer packaging effort. GSF Foundation volunteers from the same Charlotte facility assembled cheerful Easter baskets for local elementary school students.
“Living our culture through and through, many associates have engaged in micro-volunteering activities with small groups or within their own households while staying home,” said Tess McAnena, GSF Foundation Executive Director. “These small efforts add up to benefit children and families in a big way.”
These contributions build upon QCD’s recent fast-tracked food bank grants through GSF Foundation, which collectively total nearly $200,000. As detailed in this news story by Starbucks, QCD also redeployed hundreds of its fleet’s tractor-trailers and equipment to transport thousands of pounds of surplus product around the U.S. to food banks nationwide to help those in need.