Alliant teamed up with local engineering and environmental consulting firms for the 5th Annual Engineering CEO’s of MN (ECEOM) Food Drive. Through the spirit of friendly competition, the drive yielded nearly $192,405.44, including almost four tons of food, for charities around the state.
We placed 2nd by raising more than $7,558.00 in cash and service donations and over 1,400 pounds of food. Alliant’s contributions were transported to Second Harvest Heartland, one of the nation’s largest, most efficient and most innovative food banks.
Our firms may be chasing after the same things on a professional level, but on the human level we all support getting food to people that need it.”
Many community-based organizations lack the capacity or resources to meet the needs of the growing population of hungry Americans. “Supporting Second Harvest Heartland is important to me all year around, but it means even more during the holiday season when you know people are struggling during what is supposed to be a happy time,” said Sarah Poquette, Marketing Assistant.
Participating firms included American Engineering Testing, Barr Engineering Company, Bolton & Menk, Braun Intertec, LHB, Meyer Borgman Johnson, SEH, SRF Consulting Group, Inc., TKDA, Wenck, and WSB & Associates, Inc. Of the annual rivalry, Alliant’s President John Dillingham said, “Our firms may be chasing after the same things on a professional level, but on the human level we all support getting food to people that need it.”
In addition to Second Harvest Heartland, the following organizations will receive donations from the participating firms: 360 Communities (Burnsville), Bloomington Food Shelf, Buffalo Food Shelf, Catholic Charities (St. Cloud), Channel One Food Shelf (Rochester), Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (Woodbury), Eagan Food Shelf, Emergency Food Network, Feed My Starving Children, Helping Hands Food Shelf (Delano), Hibbing Food Shelf, Hunger Solutions Minnesota, ICA Food Shelf (Minnetonka), Keystone Community Services, Mankato Echo Food Shelf, Minnesota Food Share, Neighborhood House Food Shelf, Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank (Duluth), PROP (People Reaching out to Other People), Salvation Army Martin County Food Shelf, Sharing and Caring Hands, Sleepy Eye Area Food Shelf, The Food Group, The Pet Project, United Way, and VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People).
Alliant placed 1st in the 2015 ECEOM Food Drive.