Canteen Cares: On and Off the Clock

We pride ourselves on our people. Whether it’s the hard work they’re doing on the clock, or the lengths they go to better our communities, we value our associates for all that they do! Take a moment to learn about two of our team members from our Mid-South division who are changing the lives of local veterans and honoring our country’s brave military members.

Meet Wayne Winstead, Chef in Swepsonville, NCMeet Wayne Winstead, Chef in Swepsonville, NC. Wayne was recently awarded a non-profit organization permit to establish a Health & Wellness Center for Veterans of NC in Alamance County. Three nights per week, Wayne helps to complete the housing and kitchen projects for the Health & Wellness Center. To award a job well done, Wayne was recently given the NC Governor’s Seal of Volunteer Oath. Unit Manager, Judy Ray, is very thankful for Chef Wayne: “I am honored to have this charitable person on my staff.” Thank you Wayne for your generosity and efforts to give back to those who fought for our freedom.

Canteen employees at a catering event

Now let’s meet Beth Dawson! Beth volunteers with her church to help conduct the Hearts Apart Meal for the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. This monthly outreach program helps provide meals for the families of deployed soldiers who still live on base. Beth recently arranged with fellow co-workers Kevin Lowman and Tom Terrio to have Canteen provide food donations for the event, which—with the help of her team of volunteers—managed to serve over 250 people! Now that’s impressive!

“Beth has developed years of food service experience and she has used these skills to serve her community and honor our military. It is a great pleasure to have her on my team!” Kevin said.

There is something truly special to be said for those who volunteer. People like Wayne and Beth are so appreciated within Canteen and their communities. A special thank you to both of them—and to all volunteers for that matter—for making our country a better place to live.

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