— S&K’s Fifth Annual Food Drive deemed a success with a ton of food
donated and a $2,000 monetary donation from S&K —
ELDERSBURG, MD. January 6, 2009 – S&K Roofing, Siding and Windows (SKRoofing.com) announced today another successful food drive – its fifth consecutive drive to benefit the Maryland Food Bank (MDFoodBank.org).
This year, S&K collected food and other non-perishable items at their showroom in Eldersburg from November 4 through December 18. On December 18, team members at S&K, including owner Don Katzenberger and sales director and food drive coordinator Charlie McCurry, packed up the donations and headed to the food bank. Upon arrival, the food was weighed in at just over 2,000 pounds and Katzenberger wrote a check on the spot for $2,000 and presented it to the Maryland Food Bank.
“We are on target to distribute close to 17 million pounds of food in Fiscal Year 2009. This is three million more pounds than we distributed last fiscal year. It’s wonderful to see this increase in donations, especially during these harsh economic times,” says CEO of the Maryland Food Bank, Deborah Flateman. “Demand has increased between 25-50 percent since January 2008, making all donations that we get crucial. Donations from companies like S&K really do make a difference.”
“The community support we see year to year is remarkable,” stated McCurry. “Even in tough times like these it is nice to see that people who may not have much of their own are still able to give to others.” Large food and monetary donations from local organizations like EcoStar (EcoStar.Carlisle.com), the Marquis Foundation (MarquisFoundation.org) and Brave New Markets (BraveNewMarkets.com) helped a great deal. Together with individual donations, we achieved another successful food drive,” added McCurry.
About the Maryland Food Bank
The Maryland Food Bank supplies food to hungry Marylanders by gathering excess and donated grocery products, and then distributing them to charitable food providers. The new mission statement of the organization is to lead the movement and nurture the belief that together we can improve the lives of all Marylanders by ending hunger. The Maryland Food Bank has facilities in Baltimore and Salisbury comprising nearly 107,000 square feet of warehouse, refrigerator and freezer space. The Maryland Food Bank, now in its 29th year of operation, distributes more than 14 million pounds of food annually through its statewide network of 1,000 affiliated food distribution agencies. The Maryland Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and an honored recipient of the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organization’s Award for Standards for Excellence in ethics and accountability in business. For more information, please call 410-737-8282 or go to MDFoodBank.org.
About S&K Roofing, Siding and Windows
S&K Roofing, Siding and Windows is Maryland’s trusted leader in roofing and maintenance-free home exteriors. Family-owned and operated since 1980, S&K provides high-quality exterior home workmanship and customer service that is among the best in the industry. Maintenance-free home exterior services include roofing, siding, windows, doors, gutters and decks. Contact by phone at: (866) 836-7663, or learn more at SKRoofing.com.