Dixon Hughes Goodman Donates 773,741 Pounds of Food in Sixth Annual Count the Cans Campaign
— DHG Richmond and Chester Offices Donate 3,400+ Items to the Chesterfield Food Bank and Volunteer 104 Hours at the Chesterfield Food Bank and FeedMore —
Richmond, V.A. July 18, 2017 – Dixon Hughes Goodman held its annual Count the Cans food drive in June with employees and partners across its footprint donating dollars, canned goods and volunteer hours to hunger relief organizations in 13 states. In total, DHG donated 773,741 pounds of food and more than 880 service hours during the 10-day campaign. The firm has donated a total of 4,569,555 pounds of food over the past six years through Count the Cans.
“Serving our Metro Richmond area community is part of our DNA. We are passionate about helping those in need by donating our time, money and food items to local food banks. In addition, we are thrilled to be named a finalist for the ChamberRVA Impact Awards, where we have the opportunity to share more about DHG’s impact on our people, the local community and local economy,” said Paul Thompson, Market Managing Partner, Central Virginia.
In the Central Virginia region, DHG offices are donating 3,468 food and pet items to the Chesterfield Food Bank and also giving $1,667 to the nonprofit organization, which serves 450 families each week and has distributed more than 500,000 meals to Chesterfield residents. In addition, 27 DHG employees volunteered more than 100 combined hours of service to the Chesterfield Food Bank and FeedMore. For news this week about the ChamberRVA Impact Awards, view here.
“Giving back to our community is part of who we are as a firm and as individuals,” says Matt Snow, Chief Executive Officer. “I am proud to see our people fully living and embracing our DHG values and coming together as ONE DHG to make an impact through Count the Cans.”
Special theme days such as “Macaroni Monday,” “Tuna Tuesday,” and “Virtual Food Friday,” as well as an inter-office points-based competition were incorporated into the 2017 food drive to encourage employee engagement and friendly competition. Pet food was also collected and donated to local food banks and humane society organizations to help feed animals in need.
About Count the Cans
DHG employees and partners donated a total of 773,741 pounds of food as part of the 2017 Count the Cans campaign. The firm strategically hosts its annual food drive during summer months to help food banks and hunger relief organizations stock their shelves while children are out of school and without nutritious school meals.
About Dixon Hughes Goodman
With more than 2,000 people in 13 states, Dixon Hughes Goodman ranks among the nation’s top 20 public accounting firms. Offering comprehensive assurance, tax and advisory services, the firm focuses on major industry lines and serves clients in all 50 states as well as internationally. Visit www.dhgllp.com for additional information.