Gemini Rosemont’s Inaugural Day of Service Benefits Nine Local Food Banks
Approximately 185 company’s employees donated more than 800 volunteer hours to help sort and organize donated food during the week of October 23.
“Helping end hunger is a cause we can all rally behind,” said Don Henry, CEO for Gemini Rosemont. “We’ve been fortunate in both our business lives and in our personal lives. Assisting the less fortunate get the food they need will make our communities stronger.”
The statistics about food insecure households are startling.
One in six Americans face hunger. In fact, 42.2 million Americans live in food insecure households, including 29.1 million adults and 13.1 million children, according to the USDA.
Employees based in the company’s nine regional offices worked at the following food banks:
Albuquerque – Roadrunner Food Bank
Atlanta – Norcross Coop
Dallas – North Texas Food Bank
Denver – Metro Caring
Houston – Houston Food Bank
Peoria – Peoria Area Food Bank
San Antonio – San Antonio Food Bank
Santa Fe – The Food Depot
Tulsa — Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
“This is the first of what we hope will be an annual event to work with deserving non-profits to improve local communities,” Henry said. “It will also give us an opportunity to work side-by-side with our colleagues to make a difference in these communities.”
Gemini Rosemont has sponsored a number of philanthropic endeavors since its inception 25 years ago.
The company established the Garfield Street Foundation in 1999, a non-profit that helps individuals and families in economic crises get back on their feet.
It has also partnered with Over the Edge, an adventure experience company that assists non-profits in hosting rappelling events for fundraising. The company has helped raise more than $2.5 million for charities by providing access to 31 buildings for Over the Edge rappelling events in 10 cities across the country since 2008.
Additionally, building personnel across the portfolio host a variety of fundraising events, collect food, clothing, pet supplies and other items on behalf of local charities, and provide holidays gifts for less fortunate children.