December 22, 2017
The OEM has been giving back to its local community in the Rochester area by continuing its decades-old Operation Food Basket initiative. As Spectrum News reports, for many years it has become a festive tradition for Xerox employees and retirees to volunteer to help ensure that food is provided for those in the community who need it most. This initiative is called Operation Food Basket. This year was no different, as volunteers managed to raise $50,000 in contributions and, as a result, tons of groceries were delivered to the OEMs Webster facility yesterday morning. These groceries were then processed by a team of 400 volunteers, who packaged and delivered the food to local agencies such as Lifespan, the House of Mercy and Community Place of Rochester. "Xerox has been doing it for about 35 years," said Bernadette Burman, Operation Food Basket. "It started very small and it's grown tremendously, but there is a need for this program in Rochester. It raises awareness for hunger, for poverty. So, we're helping raise that awareness but also helping to fill that need." The aim for 2017 was to provide a weeks worth of groceries to two thousand people during the holiday season.