Lochner’s Raleigh office volunteered at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, a nonprofit organization that provides food to residents in 34 counties. On January 25, 2020, our employees sorted and packed 14,000 pounds of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, protein, and dairy for the food bank’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). This program supplies nutritious meals to senior citizens living with a low income. At the end of three hours, Lochner staff had packed 403 boxes, which provided 11,667 meals to residents in need.
Rodney Knight, a Transportation Designer in the Lochner Raleigh office, said, “The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina is an incredible resource for our community. Not only do they collect and distribute food to 34 out of the 100 counties in North Carolina, they also offer educational programs and instruction on how to prepare and cook food in the most nutritious way. Our three hours was a small effort to tackle an enormous need, but every little bit helps!”
Originally founded in 1980, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina partners with local soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults. It is also a member of Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief agency in the U.S.