Employees Giveback to Local Communities during Food Drive
The corporate office and field employees of Blattner Energy raised more than $30,000 and 15,000 pounds of food and household goods over two weeks in the month of March during its annual food drive.
Contributions, totaling 347,722 items, were donated to Central Minnesota food shelves including Avon, Albany, Melrose area, Holdingford area, Rocori area and Albertville/St. Michael, and food shelves throughout the United States located near current project sites in Alabama, California, Colorado, Iowa, Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. To ensure quality in addition to quantity during the food drive, Blattner identified the most-needed items from each partnering food shelf, including lesser-known items such as diapers, laundry detergent, toilet paper and shampoo.
“Our employees live out our Blattner Values of character and leadership every day and our annual food drive showcases the culture our employees foster within Blattner Energy,” said Maureen Schaefer, human resources director at Blattner Energy. “When we all come together, we can make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.”
Blattner’s corporate office divided employees into two competing teams to kick-off the food drive, which encouraged team building and creativity. The teams challenged one another to participate in employee-led events to raise money for the cause, including bake sales, lunch specials, and a silent auction and raffle. Employees also reached out to local businesses and vendors that generously donated to the cause.
Blattner Energy’s Annual Food Drive Fun Facts Since 2009
180,725 pounds of food and household goods have been donated
Over 1 million food and household items donated
$107,000 in cash contributions raised
13 states received donations