Dec. 1, 2008
Duran & Venables Doubles Their Previous Effort For the Milpitas Food Pantry
Doubling their efforts from last year, Duran and Venables, Inc. collected almost 4,000 pounds of food and other goods from their employees, vendors, and the community to benefit the Milpitas Food Pantry at their second annual Company Food Drive. A leading provider of grading and paving services in Northern California, Duran and Venables promoted its month long food drive to their employees and vendors by accumulating food and other necessities to give to individuals and families in need.
“We strive to provide the best service and support to our customers and communities. The Food Drive is a good way to convey our employee’s and our vendor’s interest in assisting our community,” expressed Sean Venables, president of Duran and Venables.
The Milpitas Food Pantry is part of the Second Harvest Food Network, which assists residents of Milpitas and Alviso by an emergency food box program that distributes food to low and no-income residents. The Pantry serves approximately 300 households comprising of about 900 individuals every month. Families range in size from one to 12. They also assist a number of elderly and the homeless population as well.
At the end of the month-long Food Drive, Duran & Venables hosted a barbeque at their office in Milpitas to thank employees and vendors for their support and contributions, and to present their donations to the Milpitas Food Pantry.
Vendors that donated included the following companies, many of which (bolded) are EUCA Members: Bobcat West, Bond Blacktop, Broom Service Inc., California Express Trucking, Cemex Inc., Cook’s Automotive, Cresco Equipment Rentals, Del Secco Diamond Core & Saw Inc., Diamond Fence Co. Inc., Dick’s Automotive, E.N. Marble, Express Concrete, Fine Line Sawing, Fonseca/McElroy Grinding Co., Gagliasso Trucking, George Bianchi Construction, Granite Construction, Granite Rock, Isaacson Lube Service, Jody’s Transport, JR Waterstruck Service, Mag Trucking, Pacific Underground Construction, Packs Water Trucks, Papé Machinery, Peterson Tractor Company, Quality Striping, Raisch Products, Ramon’s Tire Service, Reed & Graham, RSC Equipment Rentals, SB Transportation, Stevens Creek Quarry, Sunbelt Rentals, Tractor Equipment Services, Topcon Lasers, Trench Plate Rental, Turner Construction, United Rentals, Vulcan Materials, Weaver’s Inc., and White Cap.
Public donations can be made to the Milpitas Food Pantry in person at 196 South Main Street in Milpitas, or by mail at P.O. Box 360061, Milpitas, CA 95036. For more information on the Pantry, call (408) 946-5564 or visit them online at www.milpitasfoodpantry.org. For more information on Duran & Venables, contact them at (408) 934-7300, or visit Duran & Venables at www.duran-venables.com.