DataBank is excited to announce that we’ll be holding a two-week food drive this June 20-July 1 and will be accepting food donations at many different DataBank data centers. Our employees are already getting ready to contribute, but DataBank customers (as well as anyone else) are also welcome to participate.
Why are we holding this food drive, and why are we doing it now? More than 42 million Americans face hunger each and every day, a number that includes one out of every six children. Unfortunately, this problem could grow worse as our country continues to deal with supply chain issues and rising inflation that threatens to make even common goods and staples too expensive for some consumers.
The best solution is straightforward: Get food to the people who don’t have enough, when they need it. The last part is important because many people simply don’t think of donating at this time of year. During the holiday season, donors tend to flood food banks with contributions. Yet, unfortunately, in the spring and summer, this level declines dramatically. In fact, this is the time of year when food banks need donations the most.
Donating is easy. Anyone can use the designated donation bins at the DataBank data centers listed below to drop off dry and canned goods, such as a peanut butter, canned soup, fruit, vegetables, pasta, and rice.
We will be accepting donations at the following DataBank facilities:
Atlanta: ATL1 (in the lobby of the Coda high rise)
Kansas City: MCI3
Salt Lake City: SLC5
Ashburn, Virginia: IAD1
Austin: AUS 1 (in the facility’s mantrap)
Houston: HOU1, HOU2, HOU3, and HOU5 (in each facility’s lobby)
Irvine, California: SNA2
Dallas: DFW1 (downtown Dallas) or DFW 3 (Plano)
You’re not close to one of our data centers? No problem. Even if you can’t donate in person, you can still make a contribution with Amazon. All you have to do is use your personal Amazon account and choose to ship any items to DataBank headquarters:
400 South Akard
Dallas, Texas 75202
This summer’s food drive is just one example of DataBank’s commitment to being a good corporate citizen and contributing to the well-being our of communities. The food drive is made possible by DataBank’s Volunteer Time Off program, which gives all employees paid time off for volunteer activities, and its CultureCorp Ambassador program, a group of internal ambassadors assembled from a wide range of departments and markets in DataBank who have one goal in mind: helping others. For this food drive, our CultureCorps Ambassadors are helping set up donation bins, collecting all the contributions, and taking pictures from their market to document—and celebrate—donors’ generosity.
The DataBank team is ready to help those in need, when they need it most. Join us this summer by dropping off dry or canned goods at the closest DataBank data center (or via Amazon), volunteering at a local food bank, or even donating canned goods at your local grocery store.
If you have any questions, please reach out to JP Laqueur, Senior Vice President of Marketing.
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