The first annual Fuld Gives Back Day was a date to be remembered! Twenty Fuld + Company employees came together for an enjoyable event, for an even better cause!
On June 4, 2015, the Fuld + Company team participated in a “Chop-A-Thon” at Pine Street Inn. Pine Street provides a comprehensive range of services, including permanent supportive housing, job training and placement, emergency shelter and street outreach to more than 1,600 homeless men and women each day. The kitchen at Pine Street Inn is clean, organized and calmly managed by Pine Street Inn staff and workers.
The day's activities took place at three kitchen work stations. The kitchen was staffed mostly with trainees who are enrolled in programs at Pine Street to get Food Safe Certified and go on to find jobs upon graduation; Fuld's team worked alongside. One station worked on chopping onions, celery and cucumbers, while other members chopped tomatoes and prepared fajitas and chicken cordon bleu to be distributed at shelters throughout the area.
Not only were we working with the residents, but we were working alongside colleagues we may not regularly work with, which helped make for a really special experience.
In the days since the event, numerous coworkers have asked when we are going back! Our goal was to assist Pine Street with their meal preparations, but what we left with was so much more. We learned more about one another and were introduced to an organization that exemplified selflessness, courage, and hope. The Fuld Gives Back Day was created to help others, and we thank Pine Street Inn for allowing us into their inspiring organization for a day.