A team of volunteers from Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (APGI) spent Thursday packing meals for students at Aquadale Elementary School in Norwood. The Weekend Food Program provides healthy, non-perishable meals for students during the weekend.
“Supporting local schoolchildren is one of the best ways we can give back to our community,” said Nicole Wright, Alcoa Foundation Coordinator for APGI. “One in four children in North Carolina is at risk of hunger, so food programs like this ensure that students have healthy meals to eat when they are not in school.”
Alcoa’s volunteer effort is part of an ACTION (Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighborhoods) grant program that supports community projects through the donation of time and money. The volunteer efforts of Alcoa employees are supported by the Alcoa Foundation with a grant of $1,500.
Alcoa designates each October as a “Month of Service” that is the centerpiece of the company’s volunteerism efforts. In 2013, Alcoa employees around the world spent 700,000 hours in October donating their time, energy and expertise to make a positive difference in the communities where they live and work.