Graybar donates 130,000 food items to pantries nationwide

Graybar, the St. Louis -based distributor of electrical, communications, and data networking products, recently collected nearly 130,000 food items to benefit food pantries and other charitable organizations in the communities where it operates nationwide as part of its community platform, Graybar CARES. According to the company, Graybar CARES “stands for Community, Awareness, Responsibility, Education and Service.”

The Pittsburgh District team constructs their canned goods structure. -Graybar Photo

Graybar employees, customers, and manufacturers participated in the national food drive titled, “Food Wars – Teaming Up Against Hunger,” that served as a preview to the company’s national training conference in Orlando two weeks ago. At the conference, Graybar employees and manufacturer representatives teamed-up again for a Graybar CARES event where they worked to assemble structures out of food items. All of the food items used in this event were donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

The Tampa District’s sculpture, a rendition of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. -Graybar Photo

“Once again through Graybar CARES, we have demonstrated our commitment to making a difference in the communities where we do business,” said Kathy Mazzarella, Graybar’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We are so thankful to have customers, manufacturers and employees who value giving back to their communities.”

-Bill O’Leary

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