Twenty-eight WNDE staff members, from partner to intern, spent a morning sorting food at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Headquartered in Irvine, the Food Bank collects food and distributes it through 470 member charities in the community. Since its establishment 30 years ago, the Food Bank has distributed 272 million pounds of food to the needy.
The WNDE team sorted thousands of pounds of carrots and taped and labeled cereal boxes, both for distribution through the member charities. They were welcomed by Joe Schoeningh, who served on the original board of directors for the Food Bank in 1984 and is now director of special projects.
“It was a great opportunity to do something good in the community,” said WNDE Tax Manager and participant Erin Johnson. “It also gave us the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company outside of the office.”
WNDE donated the staff time to work at the Food Bank. Every two months the firm engages in charity work in the community; the next event will be an office clothing drive for Women Helping Women.
Dave Doran, Managing Partner, said that the firm was pleased to have opportunities to do such volunteer work. He remarked, “Orange County is known for its affluent communities, and WNDE has been fortunate to share in the success of our prosperous society. Therefore, we’re pleased to donate our time to organizations such as the Food Bank, allowing us the chance to give a little something back to the less fortunate in our community.”