STREET OUTREACH AT NORTH VALLEY CARING SERVICES – GHIRARDELLI GIVES BACK!
BY: KELLI RICHARDS, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER | OCTOBER 28, 2021
On Tuesday, October 19, our Associates in Southern California rallied together to give back to our community! Ghirardelli Associates collectively raised over 500 pair of socks to donate to North Valley Caring Services (NVCS), a nonprofit organization serving the residents in the Northeast San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles.
NVCS has grown to become the largest single-site food distribution center in the San Fernando Valley, offering multi-pronged interventions to tackle homelessness, poverty, & food insecurity in our community. Every week, essentials, hygiene items & over 300 meals are prepared & delivered to homeless families in local motels & those living on the streets in the Northeast Valley.
Ghirardelli Associates joined NVCS’ efforts & carpooled to seven homeless encampments, where we split into pairs to welcome our community to get a meal, a jacket, & a pair of socks. It was a fast-paced evening filled with energy & eagerness to give back!
Here’s what our Associates had to say about the event:
“ It was very impactful to see such young people in great need, a situation like that could happen to anyone.” – Paloma Avilez, Outreach Coordinator
“ It was a great experience to come together as a company to give back to our community in a vulnerable situation.” – Nicandro Nava, Outreach Coordinator
“ It was very inspiring to be able to provide hot meals to those in need.” – Jacquelyn Scesniak, Assistant Resident Engineer
A huge thank you to all of our Associates who participated in this event to give back to our local communities!