Derek Fiorenza is a Mid Atlantic business partner and retirement plan advisor with plans on the MATC platform. Last month, Mid Atlantic was proud to collaborate with Derek’s non-profit organization Fiorenza’s Food For Friends (F4) and the Community Human Services (CHS) food pantry in Pittsburgh to work toward stemming hunger in our nearby communities. In an effort to help offset the large decrease in donations that local pantries typically experience after the holiday season, the Pittsburgh office hosted its first ever Annual Food Drive.
To foster a friendly, competitive spirit and produce the most bountiful collection of food possible, the Pittsburgh office staff was organized into three separate teams and encouraged to donate non-perishable food items, such as canned goods, peanut butter, individual snacks, juice boxes, and more.
The food drive contest took place during the course of a five-day work week and employees enthusiastically came together to demonstrate the philanthropy, generosity, team work, and competitive fun of one office as a whole. Altogether, over 1,300 food items were collected and then delivered the following week to assist hungry local residents in need.
We are sincerely thankful for everyone involved in making the Mid Atlantic 1st Annual Food Drive an outstanding success! We would also like to thank Derek Fiorenza for not only being a dedicated Mid Atlantic partner with the plan business he provides us, but also for his tireless efforts in the fight against hunger throughout the nation.
If you are interested in organizing a food drive for your firm or community, please contact F4 at (267) 433-1050 or visit their website at www.f4service.org.