In honor of Hunger Action Month, Everest Wealth Management donated $5,000 to the Maryland Food Bank in support of the movement to end hunger. The Everest team presented a check during a visit to Maryland Food Bank headquarters on Sept. 28, when they volunteered for three hours in the food bank’s warehouse.
“Collaborating with companies like Everest Wealth Management is essential in meeting our goal to end hunger in Maryland,” said Maryland Food Bank President & CEO Deborah Flateman. “We are grateful for this generous donation of $5,000, and we appreciate the Everest Wealth Management team members who donated their time to volunteer in our warehouse.”
One in eight Marylanders, or nearly 758,000 individuals, report food insecurity—meaning they are unable to consistently access nutritious food and may not know where their next meal will come from. After taking a facility tour and learning more about the Maryland Food Bank’s many programs, the Everest team volunteered for a three hour shift in the food bank’s warehouse, where team members packed health and beauty kits on the conveyor system.
“We strongly encourage corporate social responsibility at Everest, and make charity and volunteerism a priority in our company culture,” said Everest President Philip Rousseaux. “A foundational element of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, food is essential to human survival, and the very real issue of hunger must be addressed first and foremost. The Maryland Food Bank does tremendous work, and our team greatly enjoyed taking action against hunger.”
For more information about Maryland Food Bank volunteerism opportunities, visit www.mdfoodbank.org/volunteer/.