The People to People food bank in Nanuet benefitted from the desire of a group of Pfizer employees in Pearl River to have a different kind of teambuilding activity. As a result, 12 Pearl River scientists spent part of an afternoon unloading a truck of food supplies and stocking shelves and refrigerators at the food bank which serves as Rockland County’s primary hunger relief operation.
“Nothing brings co-workers closer together than having to unload 15,000 pounds,” said People to People Executive Director Diane Serratore. “We are very grateful to the folks at Pfizer for working as a team to make this daunting task somewhat less daunting. We are all in this together and I am thrilled to know that we can count on Pfizer to be with us as we work to feed Rockland’s hungry.”
The team unloaded and stored pasta, cereal, rice, canned vegetables, soup and more at the food bank.
A few weeks later, People to People again received support from Pfizer when a large number of colleagues at the company’s research and development site on North Middletown Road filled bags of school supplies to donate to the annual Back to School with Dignity program.
“Back to School with Dignity is a vital People to People program,” said People to People Program Director Elyce Bristol. “Last year this program provided backpacks filled with age-appropriate school supplies to more than 2,000 children from kindergarten through 12th grade from Rockland’s struggling families. We are grateful to many generous community partners who donate supplies to ensure sure the program is a success.”