This Thanksgiving week, our hearts are full – and so are our food drive donation boxes!
Each November, just several days before Thanksgiving, the Studio Displays team comes together to celebrate the holiday and each other.
There’s also always a special twist to the meal.
“Several years ago, we committed to making sure our Thanksgiving celebration acknowledged our team and their talent, but also gave back to our community,” says COO, Lori Pope Rosso. Lori’s parents, Tom & Terry Pope, started Studio Displays in 1980; the company has been family-owned and family-led since then, and it will continue that way well into the future. This Thanksgiving, the team collected food to feed hungry neighbors and support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM).
Since 1981, SHFBM has served families in 19 counties across North and South Carolina and provided food for over 700 partner agencies including soup kitchens like Urban Ministries, emergency pantries like Loaves and Fishes, homeless shelters like Uptown Men’s Shelter and Center of Hope, senior programs, and low-income daycares. 75% of the food they distribute is donated through individual contributions or food drives, like the one organized by Studio Displays this week.
Two days before Thanksgiving, team members gathered to celebrate the holiday – and the overflowing boxes to share with SHFBM.
“I’m overwhelmed by how our team came together for this food drive,” Pope-Rosso notes. “Studio Displays is a tight-knit family, and we are happy to bring that family spirit to people who need it this holiday season.”
To learn more about Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina or to make an online donation, please visit their website at www.secondharvestmetrolina.org.