The management team at Café Services thanks the many Fresh Picks Café associates at schools across New Hampshire and Vermont who supported the corporate-wide Toys for Tots drive this month.
"Employee participation has been just phenomenal," says Tara Stone, Director of Standards & Procedures for Corporate Dining. "It was so fitting for a company that's dedicated to the well being of kids. We've been 'boxed in' by toys at the corporate office for weeks—all for a great cause!"
A nationwide drive run annually by the US Marine Corps, Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys to deliver at Christmas to less fortunate children. Café Services' goal was to donate a whole van full to the Marine's Toy for Tots warehouse in Londonderry.
"Thanks to Fresh Picks Cafe, we reached our goal," says Tara, who with Mike Lewis, Director of Operation Support Services, invited the entire company to participate in early December.
Since then, Café Services district managers have been visiting Fresh Picks Café schools to collect toys. On December 19, Café Services delivered cartons and cartons full to the Marines. The Marines are distributing the gifts over the next few days—just in time to be unwrapped Christmas morning!
Brian Stone, Café Services President and CEO, is deeply grateful, but not surprised by the tremendous outpouring of support from employees at schools, businesses and the corporate office. He says, "We've always known our associates are the best. 'Thank you' for going above and beyond to make the holidays a little brighter for so many kids."