Today Feed More announces a $250,000 commitment from Timmons Group, a Richmond-based civil engineering and technology design firm that has been behind many significant projects throughout Richmond, the mid-Atlantic, and the U.S. Timmons Group’s financial and resource-based commitment will help Feed More and its 270 agencies feed families and individuals across Central Virginia.
Brian Bortell, Timmons Group’s President and CEO said, “This is more than a financial contribution from Timmons Group. We want to give to the communities that we’ve been privileged to be part of for the past 68 years where it’s needed most and in a substantial way.”
“As engineers and designers, we tend to think about ‘community’ in terms of the hospitals, houses, and roads we’ve helped build. This year has reminded all of us that people make community, and that we have an obligation to take care of each of other,” Bortell continued.
“As a community we are turning the corner, but 30 percent more of our neighbors are experiencing food insecurity” said Doug Pick, Feed More’s President and CEO. “In any economic downturn we see the number of food-insecure neighbors increase and it takes years to bend that curve. Multi-year investments, from supporters like Timmons, help us lift up those neighbors and get them back on their feet faster.”
Timmons Group has 16 offices in the mid-Atlantic, Dallas, and Arizona along with field offices across the U.S. and plans to support the fight against food insecurity everywhere they operate. In addition to their $250,000 commitment to Feed More, Timmons Group is making a commitment to their culture and associates. Over 700 employees will receive eight paid hours per year to devote to volunteering. Timmons Group has collected thousands of pounds of food via food drives and yesterday delivered over 2,300 pounds to Feed More.