It’s not unusual to see Lee Company vans moving down the road.
The company has been serving the community for decades, providing home services and facilities solutions. However, in August and September, those vans – and the workers inside them – are doing something a bit different from their usual daily duties.
They are helping to feed the hungry in Williamson County.
As part of its annual participation in the Vans4Cans program, Lee Company is collecting canned goods and other nonperishable food items at every service call. Food donations in Williamson County support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
“Second Harvest recently shared a shocking statistic with us: 1 in 5 children in Middle Tennessee struggles with hunger everyday,” Senior Vice President of Home Services at Lee Company Dan Kalman said.
“It is hard to imagine that statistic when we look into our own cabinets and can’t decide what we will eat."
Kalman said annual customer support for Vans4Cans helps Lee Company collect thousands of pounds of food to feed the hungry. He said the program is a logical tie to the Lee Company mission.
“We’re here to create a workplace where employees can thrive, while we provide innovative solutions to meet customer needs,” Kalman said.
“Those needs extend beyond home services and facilities solutions. Lee Company is honored to help the communities we serve meet basic needs too. No one in our community should have to wonder how they’re going to feed their kids. Using our vans as a contribution channel allows people to help without even leaving their house. We love the idea of collaborating with our customers for this great cause.”
Lee Company technicians will collect food during service calls until the end of September. The company’s 2016 Vans4Cans program also includes an opportunity to make financial contributions online at www.leecompany.com/vans4cans.