Earlier this month, associates from Canteen’s Hayward (CA) office, Pacific Division office, west coast sales team and San Leandro Vending teamed up for a Compass In The Community event at the Alameda County Food Bank. The 16-member team volunteered three hours out of their busy schedules, and during that short timeframe, they sorted and packed 2,160 pounds of fresh cabbage and 1,290 pounds of Red Delicious apples! The cabbage came from the Central Valley region and the apples came from Washington state, and these fresh fruits and vegetables were distributed to families in need within 72 hours of being sorted and packed.
The team thoroughly enjoyed stepping out of their comfort zone and working together to help those in need, so much so that they have already signed up to help again in April. It is exciting to see our associates demonstrating Canteen’s Core Values in their local communities!