FROM “FOOD DRIVE” TO “THANKFUL EVENT”

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Wednesday November 4, 2020 | Profretail.com | No 100158

FROM “FOOD DRIVE” TO “THANKFUL EVENT”

This Thanksgiving, a company-wide tradition will still be observed by three Long Island companies; the difference is it will now be a “Thankful Event” and not a “Food Drive” where no friends and family participation will occur.

 

Medford, New York, November 4th – Professional Retail Services (PRS), Retail Security Services (RSS), and Retail Mechanical Services (RMS) are a group of affiliated Long Island-based national facility service companies. The three entities have teamed up for the fourth year in a row to honor their giving back tradition.

This year, in place of a traditional food drive where employees, friends, and family donate food items. The three affiliated companies decided to fund the event’s donations and rename the “Food Drive” to a “Thankful Event.”

The food items packaged as meal kits will feed 600 Suffolk residents this holiday season and be donated and delivered to the William Floyd School District and HELP Suffolk on November 23rd for disbursement. Each meal kit includes two boxes of stuffing, two boxes of mashed potatoes, two desserts of (brownies or cookies), four cans of vegetables, one can of cranberry sauce, two boxes of corn muffins, two packets of gravy, and one 8 – 12 lb frozen turkey.

Kathleen Larmour, president and founder of all three companies, had this to say to her employees and donors in regards to the renamed event:


We have many reasons to be thankful, and what better way to celebrate that than to rename our event while keeping our yearly tradition. 

Many have endured financial hardship due to the pandemic, which is why we decided that funding this event and not having friends and family donate was appropriate. 

This year we are extremely thankful for our loyal employees, customers, and service partners. This would not have been possible without them.


– Kathleen Larmour, President