(Somerville, NJ – June, 2017) dancker continues a proud and established tradition of giving back to local communities through frequent volunteering, community outreach programs and fundraising efforts. Most recently dancker employees held a food drive and volunteered with the Feeding Hands food pantry in Somerville, NJ. By collecting needed items, dancker helped Feeding Hands serve over 200 local families by providing a week’s worth of groceries. They serve veterans, the working poor, persons with disabilities, seniors and the unemployed.
Volunteers transported both dancker’s donations and food from a local food bank to Feeding Hands on June 13, 2017. The group spent the day working alongside other volunteers to sort the donated items into individual bags for participating families to pick up at designated times.
Amy Schmelz, Manager of Training and Development for dancker stated, “We had a great experience with Feeding Hands and are so proud to be involved with a program that is truly interested in helping the community.”
dancker will organize additional food drives and volunteer days in August and October of this year.
About Feeding Hands:
Feeding Hands is a food pantry in Somerville designed to demonstrate caring at its best. In May 2014, they began operating out of donated space in a small 30 member church. Sixty percent of Emmanuel Church stepped up and volunteered to serve. As the church saw the impact of what was happening, they allowed use of all of their main floor space for pantry operations. Although they are open only a few hours each Tuesday, Feeding Hands grew very quickly and are serving over 220 families each month. They distribute almost 10,000 pounds of meat, produce and non-perishables each month to veterans, the working poor, persons with disabilities, seniors and the unemployed.
To learn more about Feeding Hands Food Pantry – http://www.feedinghandspantry.org