The holidays are a time of warmth and togetherness. This time of year makes us yearn for a warm fire, hot chocolate and gifts for those we love. This holiday season, Protect America employees came together to gather food for the people who need it most. In fact, team members donated almost 2,000 lbs. of canned goods to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas!

Protect America, Inc. team members pictured with CEO Scott Fleming (center)

1,800 lbs. of Food Donated for a Good Cause

Protect America Sr. Director of CARE Operations Jeff Butler noted that the food drive didn’t take long to become a large donation. “The Capital Area Food Bank is a vital resource for so many children and families in the Austin area and that’s especially true this time of year. For us to be able to raise nearly a ton of food in such a short period of time says so much about our team members and what an important role we all play in the community as a whole.”

Protect America’s community outreach goes beyond safety advocacy! Employees have helped animal welfare groups, gotten involved in education and local nonprofit fundraising, partnered with police departments and much more. Protecting communities is important, but why not enrich them while you’re at it? Team building and problem solving are only the beginning. Employees have a real sense of accomplishment when they see their work culminate in a huge success.

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A Nonprofit Making a Difference

The donated items included vegetables, meats, bottled water, juices, instant meals and much more. The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas‘ mission is “to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger.” The nonprofit partners with food donors nationwide, as well as volunteers and financial donors to help the hungry and food insecure in Central Texas. The 501(c)(3) organization helps bring 26 million meals to those in need each year.

The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is a member of the Feeding America and Feeding Texas networks. Almost 300 Partner Agencies have joined forces with the food bank to assist those in need across 21 Central Texas counties. Food pantries, after-school programs, soup kitchens and snack programs are only some of the avenues by which the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas distributes food.

“You Never Know Who You Can Inspire by Giving”

“We are helping in this world fight against hunger,” said Alejandra Ramos, a customer CARE Representative. “I  appreciate the wonderful people in this world who step out and give to those in need.  I believe a truly successful team goes above and beyond, and it’s so wonderful to work with people willing to step into the community and lend a helping hand. You never know who you can inspire by giving. Pay it forward. Not only do we protect lives, but we are helping our community live them more comfortably!”

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