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CoServ: Making a difference through food donations

19 Nov 2015
CoServ: Making a difference through food donations
Tom Newell, director of the Denton Community Food Center, thanks CoServ Employees for donating thousands of pounds of food to his organization. Food will also be donated to Frisco Family Services and Christian Community Action. (Photos by DAWN COBB / CoServ)

By DAWN COBB / CoServ

For the past two years, CoServ Employees have donated thousands of pounds of food to make a difference in the lives of families in need during the holiday season.

Packages of canned vegetables and cereal were provided along with canned hams, peanut butter, tuna, macaroni and cheese and much more.

More than 400 employees donated almost 20,000 pounds of food for residents served by the Denton Community Food Center, Frisco Family Services and Christian Community Action.

The donations are a big help during the holiday season, says Tom Newell, director of the Denton Community Food Center.

Tom Newell loads donations into a truck purchased just more than a year ago, partially with funds from the CoServ Charitable Foundation. 

Driving a new truck partially funded by $15,000 in CoServ Charitable Foundation funds, Newell said the need is growing as the county’s population continues to expand.

“As the area grows and the population grows, the demand in our area grows as well,” he said, adding that they’ve seen a 6 percent increase in the number of people seeking food assistance.

The problem, he says, is not necessarily unemployment, but underemployment.

Thanksgiving week is the busiest each year with an estimated 100 to 110 families each day with an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 pounds of food given out.

CoServ employees donate thousands of pounds of food for residents in need of assistance during the holiday season.

“The food will feed people in the Denton and northern Denton County area,” he said, adding that Denton Community Food Center is appreciative of its partnership with CoServ and the CoServ Charitable Foundation.

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