DynCorp International’s Patrick Support Division (PSD) at Patrick Air Force Base held a food drive in June to support their local food pantry, the South Brevard Sharing Center (SBSC) in Melbourne, Florida. The local sites collected food and cash donations, and overseas employees donated money online. Due to a partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank, the SBSC was able to purchase $5 worth of food for every $1 in donations. The cash donations totaled $820, which translated into $4,100 worth of food! Two huge car loads of canned goods and other non-perishable items were also donated. The volunteers at the center commented, “It’s because of companies like DynCorp International that we stay in business.” DynCorp International received a hearty thank you on the SBSC’s Facebook page. It was a great event to give back to the families in the community that surrounds the PSD sites in Florida. Summertime needs are great for food pantries as they see a huge increase in demand with children out of school. Please consider making a donation to your local food pantry or holding a food drive in your community.
Photos from the food drive can be found on DynCorp International’s Flickr album.