Tilcon Connecticut recently donated $22,000 worth of food to local food pantries.
Food pantries in Durham, Wallingford, New Britain and Newington will each receive $2,500 worth of food. Another $12,000 will be donated to food pantries in Plainville and North Branford.
Tilcon supplies crushed stone, asphalt and concrete throughout the state.
The donations were made possible by Tilcon employees, who worked together to collect the food. Employees at Tilcon’s North Branford location also donated almost $3,000 in Stop & Shop gift cards.
“At Tilcon Connecticut, we find the positives by helping others in need around our communities during this crisis. We are fortunate and enriched in more ways than I can say to do for others in such an unprecedented time,” said Tilcon president Gary Wall.
The company also contributed to the drive on behalf of its customers. Instead of sending out holiday baskets this year, Tilcon used the money to match what was collected by the employees.
“With the number of people in need of food, there has never been a better time to demonstrate the company’s commitment to giving back to local communities where employees work and reside,” said Tilcon commercial sales manager Bill Linehan. “It's heartbreaking to see that people are struggling to obtain food, something so basic."