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QCD Suffolk Associates Recognized for Outstanding Community Partnership with Virginia Peninsula Foodbank


Earlier this year, the GSF Foundation honored Quality Custom Distribution (QCD) associates in Suffolk, Virginia with the Community Partnership Award for making a positive impact in their community through their strong relationship with the local food bank. QCD Suffolk’s partnership with the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank started in 2019, right before the COVID-19 pandemic began. During this time, the Suffolk team learned about the food bank’s donation stream decreasing, while growing food insecurity increased the need for local food donation services as much as 35 percent. Inspired to get more involved, the Suffolk GSFF Committee started participating in mobile food pantry volunteer support and donating to childhood hunger-relief programs.  

 

“In the past three years, QCD Suffolk has participated in over 10 mobile food pantry volunteer shifts and donated $40,000 to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank with those dollars targeted towards childhood hunger programs,” said Pete DelGiorno, GSFF Suffolk Committee Chair and Regional General Manager, QCD Suffolk and Washington, D.C. “The Community Partnership Award from the GSF Foundation recognizes the care and generosity of our Suffolk associates, as we continue engaging with the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank to work towards our common goal of helping children and families within our community who need our support the most.” 

 

 As an associate-run-and-funded nonprofit, GSFF champions volunteerism, programs, and donations that help improve the quality of life for children and families in the communities where GSF associates live and work. From Bike Building, Pedal to Perfection, and Best Foot Forward, to Back(pack) to School, Focus on Food, and Coats for Kids, GSFF makes a difference through core programs that provide life’s essentials to those most in need. Since the Foundation’s inception in 2002, associates have partnered with more than 850 nonprofits and schools, donated more than $60 million in support, and collectively volunteered more than 300,000 service hours. 

 

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