McLean, VA, December 2, 2015 – Every Fall, in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, Altamira employees come together to participate in the annual Holiday Food Drive. “With hunger affecting almost 50 million people around the country, including millions of children, senior citizens and military veterans, it seems most fitting that during this holiday known for festive family meals, Altamira should do its part to help feed those in need within our communities,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, Chief Strategy Officer at Altamira. “Our goal each year is to collect and donate as many non-perishable food items as possible for the less fortunate among us. This year’s Food Drive turned out to be one of our most successful, with over 500lbs. of food items donated to local charities.”
With so many worthy charities to choose from, Altamira looked to its employees for recommendations on which organizations to include in this year’s event. The charities listed below represent a diverse group of non-profit agencies, all of which work tirelessly to help those in need in our communities.
McLean, VA Headquarters
THE CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity.
Dayton, OH Office
Adam’s Hope is a non-profit formed in honor of fallen Marine, Cpl Adam D. Jones. 100% of donations to Adam’s Hope goes into supplying the needs of our deployed troops all over the world.
ST. MARY’S DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
St. Mary’s Development Corporation provides critical services to seniors and families in need in the Dayton, OH area.
Las Cruces, NM Office
CASA DE PEREGRINOS
Casa de Peregrinos is nonprofit and nondenominational emergency food program, providing free supplemental groceries to individuals and families at risk of hunger in Las Cruces and Doña Ana Counties in New Mexico.
Annapolis Junction, MD
MARYLAND FOOD BANK
The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland.