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Vulcan Materials Takes Aim at Hunger


Vulcan Materials Co. sponsored the first annual Mideast Division Sporting Clays Tournament to support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. More than 70 employees, customers and vendors participated in the inaugural event which was held at the Friendship Sporting Clays facility in East Bend, N.C.

In total, Vulcan’s employees and friends raised $14,500 for Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC. Commenting on the first annual event, Gray Kimel, president of Mideast Division, noted, “We are extremely pleased by the support from our employees, customers and friends for such a worthy cause. Nothing can be more meaningful than to provide school children with a meal so they can concentrate on their education rather than worrying if they will have something to eat that day.”

For every dollar donated, Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC is able to distribute 7 nutritious meals to those in need of food assistance. Clyde Fitzgerald Jr., executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, noted that Vulcan’s contribution will provide more than 100,000 meals to needy individuals in the region.

“Vulcan’s long-term support of our program has been tremendous and for them to take the extra step and hosting such a unique event to raise much needed funds to battle hunger in our community is just fantastic,” Fitzgerald said. “Thanks to Vulcan and its employees for providing kids a meal.”