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CoServ Employees collect 5 tons of food for 3 pantries

21 Nov 2014
CoServ Employees collect 5 tons of food for 3 pantries
Nov. 21,2014: CoServ Employees assist with loading donations to Christian Community Action's food pantry.

CORINTH, Texas - Nov. 21, 2014 - The lobby of the CoServ Building was converted into a mini-supermarket over the past 24 hours, thanks to the 2014 CoServ Employee Food Drive.

To coincide with a company event marking "10 Years of Giving" by the CoServ Charitable Foundation, Employees donated 11,300 lbs of food and other supplies needed by the food pantries of three area nonprofits - Christian Community Action, Denton Community Food Center and Frisco Family Services.

At the Nov. 20 event, Dan Leal, Executive Director of the Children's Advocacy Center of Denton County, thanked the CoServ Charitable Foundation for its support.

"The CoServ Charitable Foundation has made a huge impact on the Children's Advocacy Center," he said. "Because of CCF's support, justice and healing is easier to happen in Denton County for the bravest children of Denton County. We couldn't do it without you."

Tom Newell, Director of the all-volunteer Denton Community Food Center, also thanked CCF for its impact in North Texas over the past decade.

"Last week, I used a truck that a CCF grant helped purchase to pick up 60 cases of fresh chicken - 720 individual chickens - that was otherwise going to be thrown away," he said. "Because of you, 720 families are going to have a nice chicken dinner this Thanksgiving."

"One of our Core Values is Service," CoServ President/CEO Donnie Clary said. "This effort was just one more example of Employees' commitment to serve our Members, Customers and communities."

District 5 Director Anne Vaden (left) and Board Chairman Clyde Geer present a CCF grant to The Samaritan Inn for seasonal food and gift support for clients.

CoServ Electric Board of Directors on either side of seasonal-grant recipients at Thursday's event.

Dan Leal, Executive Director of the Children's Advocacy Center of Denton County, thanks CoServ Employees and the CoServ Charitable Foundation for their support.

CoServ Employees help load food items and other supplies.

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