Hilton Garden Inn supports Food Bank with gift of time

Hilton Garden Inn supports Food Bank with gift of time

April 28, 2016 in Volunteer Spotlight

Hilton Garden Inn employees are committed to helping their neighbors in need and keeping Springfield clean by volunteering to support multiple causes in the community.

Every month, Hilton staff sort and pack food at Ozarks Food Harvest, volunteer at a local children’s shelter or work to keep a portion of a Springfield highway and stream clean.

In April, six employees volunteered a total of 18 hours at The Food Bank to provide 1,890 meals for hungry people in the Ozarks.

“When you think about one hour providing 105 meals it’s incredible because that’s a lot of people that we’re helping fed,” shared Jennifer Kremer, 24, banquet captain at Hilton Garden Inn. “It’s hard to think about the amount of people that need help.”

Employees also volunteer at Isabel’s House, the Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks — an Ozarks Food Harvest member agency working to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect in Greene County.

“Partnering with different causes in the community is one of the things I love about working there,” Kremer said about Hilton Garden Inn.

Partnerships like this are valuable to The Food Bank as it works to solve hunger for children, families and seniors in southwest Missouri.

Since 2012, Hilton Garden Inn, an O’Reilly Hospitality Management hotel, has provided nearly 25,000 meals to hungry individuals through volunteering.

“We try to be well-rounded by helping out in all areas of the community,” Kremer said. “We all have a good time at Ozarks Food Harvest, and we love helping out.”

Faithful and hardworking volunteers make it possible for Ozarks Food Harvest to serve one in four people in the Ozarks. Every year, more than 3,400 dedicated individuals sort and pack food at Ozarks Food Harvest. Heartfelt thanks to all of The Food Bank’s loyal volunteers during April’s National Volunteer Month and beyond!


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