When companies care about community, amazing things can happen. Last month, Langley-based business Kennedy Electric organized a food drive for our Sources Langley Food Bank with results that exceeded their expectations.
“My husband James and I started our electrical company at the end of 2018 with a common goal of making sure our business always made an effort to give back to the community, however we could. That’s how our food drive got started,” said Katie Kennedy.
Teaming up with Dan Edwards from The Macnabs Realty Group, Kennedy Electric’s second annual 2020 food drive set out with a goal to raise $2,000 in cash or gift cards, and over 250 lbs. of food.
Over the month of December, donations poured in from customers and community. Even the Kennedys’ four children got involved!
“They saw all the daily donations coming in and asked a lot of questions about the food drive and why. Once we explained, they wanted to help! So they all decided to choose two of their favourite items from the store to contribute to our big pile,” said Katie.
The food drive collected just over $3,300 in cash, $350 in gift cards and 500 lbs. of food – well beyond their goal! When they delivered the donations to Sources Langley Food Bank, they got to see the behind-the-scenes work.
“The tour of the warehouse helped us realize just HOW vital your organization is for so many members of our community,” said Katie. “We are so happy to help and look forward to continuing our support of your amazing organization.”