ORLANDO, FL – November 23, 2021 – Loyal Source, an Orlando-based total workforce solutions provider, recently held a food drive for the Bithlo Food Pantry in East Orange County and the Bithlo/Christmas Neighborhood Center for Families. Between November 1 and November 17, Loyal Source employees collected 37,852 food items for donation.
The annual food drive is set up as an internal competition between employees to help families in the Central Florida community. Led by Clayton Holmes and Jose Morales, the food drive received an unprecedented amount of contributions, more than doubling last year’s totals! All food donations were funded solely by Loyal Source employees with zero corporate donations. Three 26’ U-Hauls delivered the final donation, weighing an astounding 14 tons, to the Bithlo Food Pantry on November 17.
“Being headquartered in East Orlando, Loyal Source feels it is our duty to positively impact our community whenever we can. Our annual food drive has become a favorite philanthropic effort and our team members have made it a monumental success. I can’t say enough about the generosity of our team!,” said Jon Melzer, VP of Technical Services at Loyal Source.
Saturday, November 20, Loyal Source volunteers partnered with the Bithlo Food Pantry to distribute free Thanksgiving food baskets, made with Loyal Source’s donations, to 530 families. The Bithlo Food Pantry also handed out 120 turkeys and served 250 hot meals on Saturday, while non-perishable food donations were given to an additional 100 families on Monday, November 22.
Located just a few miles east of the Loyal Source corporate office, Bithlo is a city of 9,848 people with over 13% of families currently living in poverty. This food drive and partnership with the Bithlo Food Pantry ensures that hundreds of local families will enjoy a fantastic meal and additional groceries throughout the holiday season.
For more information about the Bithlo Food Pantry, visit https://www.bithlofoodpantry.com/.
About Loyal Source
Loyal Source, founded in 2009 is a total workforce solutions provider delivering medical, behavioral health, rapid response, and technical solutions to military, civilian, and private sector clients. Loyal Source also provides military readiness services for all branches of the Armed Forces and has a travel nursing division that has been instrumental in the current COVID response. For more information about Loyal Source and its philanthropic partnerships, visit https://www.loyalsource.com/.