Brown Smith Wallace Donates Over 1,400 Meals Valued at More Than $20K to Operation Food Search
(ST. LOUIS, September 13, 2019) On August 14th, Brown Smith Wallace participated in Day of Caring as part of their commitment to live out their mission of supporting and impacting the growth and success of their communities. Day of Caring is a firm-wide initiative that enables employees to take time out of their day to give back.
This year, the firm partnered with Operation Food Search, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization dedicated to ending hunger in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. Operation Food Search distributes more than 3 million dollars’ worth of food and household essentials to 330 community partner agencies, which in turn feeds 200,000 people in need each month – nearly one-third of whom are children.
“Nearly 1 in 5 children and teens in our bi-state region face food insecurity every day,” said Judy Coyman, director of community relations for Operation Food Search. “Family meals nourish more than bodies – they lift spirits and build the stamina to face life’s difficulties. Operation Food Search is so appreciative of the generous support from Brown Smith Wallace. The chicken and biscuit meal kits that were put together ended up feeding 5,644 people!”
Employees were divided into six teams, representing the firm’s six core values – excellence, family, improvement, integrity, respect and win. Team captains were responsible for motivating and encouraging their team members to bring in ingredients for the meal or donate money. With 84% of their employee population donating in some way and over 200 employees packing meals, the firm assembled a total of 1,411 family meal kits weighing in at 13,864 pounds. The value of donations totaled $23,430.16.
“Our Family banded together to make a difference for more than 1,400 families in the St. Louis region,” said Tony Caleca, managing partner of Brown Smith Wallace. “Nothing makes me prouder than to see our mission, vision and values in action.”
About Brown Smith Wallace
Brown Smith Wallace—an independent firm associated with Moore Global Network Limited—is a nationally recognized, top 100, full-service CPA and business advisory firm in Missouri with more than 300 employees. The firm is the top-ranked St. Louis firm in the 2020 Vault Accounting Firm ranking, is recognized as a top workplace for women by the Accounting MOVE Project and is a 2019 INSIDE Public Accounting Best of the Best Firm. For more information, visit brownsmithwallace.com or call 314.983.1200.
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