As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak economic havoc in the U.S., more individuals and families have come to rely on food pantries to acquire free food items. Best Roofing, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recognized the strain put on a local food pantry and decided to help.
With Best Roofing deemed an essential business, Best Roofing President and CEO Gregg Wallick recognized the importance of giving back to help those less fortunate in the community during a time of need.
“This is one of those situations that nobody’s really dealt with before,” Wallick says.
In June, Wallick and his staff organized an internal food collection and donated 700 pounds of nonperishable food to the Pantry of Broward, Fort Lauderdale, a food pantry that serves seniors in need living on low, fixed incomes and grandparents raising their grandchildren in Broward County.
“We’re normally serving 600 families per month, and since the pandemic we are now serving close to 600 families per week,” says Maureen Luna, CEO of the Pantry of Broward.
To learn more about the Pantry of Broward, go to www.thepantryofbroward.org.