There’s only one way to start this message: Thank you. From the bottom of our heart, thank you.
We have just delivered the food collected during our Vans4Cans campaign to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Together with our customers and partners, Lee Company raised 63,127 pounds of food. That soars by our goal of 40,000 pounds.
This is the biggest donation Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee has received in the past four years, and the second highest food drive in the history of our Vans4Cans campaign. What does that mean?
Because of you, a mother won’t stand before an empty pantry, with no idea of what to do.
Because of you, a father won’t have to say, “No,” when his child asks for dinner.
Because of you, a family will sit down at the dinner table, bow their heads, and give thanks for food.
The entire Lee Company team pulled together to make this happen. From our home services technicians to our construction teams, everyone did their part and kept the drive as energized as ever. Our support team went above and beyond, using proceeds from a bake sale and turkey chili sale to buy food for the drive.
Every team contributed. And every contribution – of food or financial support – matters: When $1 can buy five pounds of food, every penny counts, and our teams raised every penny possible.
Our tremendous success with the 2016 Vans4Cans campaign demonstrates our commitment to imagining life better for our community. Thank you. I am humbled to work with a team that daily demonstrates the power of believing, belonging and becoming.
Richard Perko, President & CEO.