National Day of Service
As part of the National Day of Service to remember 9/11, 30 volunteers from the Morrisville office represented PPD in a community project to fight hunger.
PPD employees donned purple T-shirts, white caps, gloves and aprons, and joined other corporate volunteers to bag rice, beans and pasta at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina’s Sort-A-Rama. More than 1,000 volunteers representing Research Triangle Park’s leading corporations came together at a local warehouse.
“The volunteers’ hard work was amazing and made it possible to bag over 176,000 meals in just two hours,” said Lauren Landis, special events coordinator for the Food Bank. “These meals will be distributed with the help of our partner agencies and will go a long way to lessen hunger in our community.”
Through the Morrisville office’s charitable affairs committee, PPD also made a financial donation to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in support of the event. The Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that provides food for people at risk of hunger in 34 North Carolina counties. Hunger is a serious problem in these counties, with more than 560,000 people struggling each day to provide food for their families.