As the new year gets underway, we reflect on the past holiday season. VIP again participated in the annual Salvation Army toy and food drives that benefit local families in need for the Christmas Bureau Distribution. Employees donated toys and food items, along with monetary (red kettle) contributions, in November and December.
For the sixth straight year we participated in the Tops Supermarkets Food for Families campaign to benefit the Food Bank of CNY. Our winning theme this year was “Bulldoze Hunger,” featuring a bulldozer, voted on by employees. Various employees volunteered their time to “shop” for the appropriate sized and colored food items, to design the structure based on those food items and then to build the actual bulldozer over a period of 3 days. All of the food used to build the structure was then donated to the Food Bank for distribution.