For its annual Windes Gives Back Day, the firm supported the OC Food Bank and Giving Farm, programs of the Community Action Partnership of Orange County that unite communities to end hunger and malnutrition. By partnering with over 300 local charities and organizations, the food bank distributes over 23 million pounds of food to low-income families and individuals every year.
Windes employees were split into two groups: Over 60 volunteers packed 2,000 boxes of food at the OC Food Bank’s Garden Grove warehouse. The boxes were loaded onto five palettes with 40 boxes each and sent to areas without food banks, including the Inland Empire, Lake Elsinore, and Palm Springs. The food items were distributed to low-income seniors.
Another group of 60 volunteers worked the fields at the eight-acre Giving Farm in Westminster. These employees planted half an acre of butternut squash and picked nearly 150 pounds of strawberries, helping to provide approximately 200,000 pounds of produce annually for the OC Food Bank to provide to low-income families and individuals.
Remote employees were also encouraged to volunteer at a local organization or participate in any activity serving their communities. We received photos from 20 remote employees who took part in beach clean-ups, working at food banks, shelters, and libraries.
“Sharing our success with others is a core value of our firm culture,” said Windes Managing Partner James Cordova. “I am extremely proud of the exceptional turnout, the commitment to service, and the hard work our team of volunteers put into packing boxes, harvesting strawberries, and planting squash. This annual tradition of giving back to our community is an event we all look forward to. It is a day of team building, appreciation for what we have, and reminds us of our connection to each other and the importance of community.”
Staying true to its core value of “Serve Our Communities,” Windes partners and professionals serve at various levels in more than 100 nonprofit organizations locally and nationally. The Orange County Business Journal has acknowledged the firm as a “Company that Cares” and OneOC and Points of Light has also recognized Windes as one of the “Civic 50 Orange County,” an awards program showcasing superior corporate citizenship.
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