Supporting Our Community: Visiting our Local Food Pantry
Restaurant Equippers is a family-owned foodservice business that began in 1966 and has roots that date back even further! It’s founder, Morris Dach (Moe), loved helping others succeed in the foodservice industry and would always look for ways to contribute to his community to help others. This spirit of “community” can be found in each employee that you meet at Restaurant Equippers. Whether it’s the friendly faces in our stores, the dedication of our warehouse and dock teams, or the people you chat with over the phone – you can tell that everyone working at Restaurant Equippers is “keeping the Moe,” and carrying on Morris’ values.
One such example of our employees “keeping the Moe” occurred just a couple months ago during the Autumn holidays of 2016. As we were having fun decorating our offices, our website’s graphic designer suggested we spread our holiday cheer by reaching out to help our local food pantry down the street. Thus began our 2016 food drive. We talked with Leroy, who works in our used equipment department of our Columbus store. He provided us a large box to begin collecting donations. From there, the Equippers family began to pitch-in and during the month of December, we filled the box with non-perishable food and hygiene items.
We arranged to drop off the donations to the Holy Family Soup Kitchen in Columbus, Ohio. We loaded up the non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products and several boxes of styrofoam food containers onto a pickup truck and drove the supplies over to the soup kitchen. After finding out where to drop off the donations, we drove around back and helped to unload the boxes of food and supplies to their storage room, assembly-line style!
When we were finished unloading the donations, two members of our Web Team talked to a food pantry volunteer. They asked when the soup kitchen needed the most help and what kind of donations are the most needed. Food, non-perishables, personal hygiene items, coats, hats, and gloves are all greatly appreciated during the winter season.
We are proud to work for a company that cares about the community and it’s a great feeling to see our fellow comrades at Equippers pitch in when the food pantry needs us most – the very cold months of winter!