Graybar recently collected nearly 130,000 food items to benefit food pantries and other charitable organizations in the communities where it operates nationwide as part of its community platform, Graybar CARES. Graybar CARES stands for Community, Awareness, Responsibility, Education and Service. Graybar employees, customers and manufacturers participated in the national food drive titled, “Food Wars - Teaming Up Against Hunger,” that served as a preview to the company's national training conference in Orlando in April.
At the conference, Graybar employees and manufacturer representatives banded together again for a Graybar CARES event where they worked as a team to assemble structures out of food items. All of the food items used in this event were donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
“Once again through Graybar CARES, we have demonstrated our commitment to making a difference in the communities where we do business,” said Kathy Mazzarella, Graybar's executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We are so thankful to have customers, manufacturers and employees who value giving back to their communities.”