This year, we wanted to support the arduous work that community food banks are doing across the country due to COVID-19.
December 29, 2020
Roto-Rooter, North America’s largest provider of plumbing and drain repair services, is pleased to announce the results of their second annual Giving Thanks Food Drive. Nationwide, Roto-Rooter service technicians collected 52,630 food items from generous customers during the month of November. To give some perspective, this equates to over 49,000 pounds (24.5 tons) of food, or enough to feed more than 24 adults 3 full meals a day for an entire year.
“This year, we wanted to support the arduous work that community food banks are doing across the country due to COVID-19.”, says Austin Dressman, Marketing and Communications Manager. “We are proud of our employees for stepping up to the challenge and collecting an additional 9,000 more items than last year’s drive. Beyond that, we are completely humbled by the generosity of our customers in helping their local communities.”
Each year, Roto-Rooter locations, teams, and individual employees compete to collect the greatest number of non-perishable goods. In 2020, their Providence, RI branch and El Paso, TX contractor location collected the largest percentage of donations. Alfredo Salas (El Paso, TX) and Del Trahan (St. Louis, MO) collected the most of any technicians across the company with a combined total of 945 items. Roto-Rooter’s corporate headquarters also joined the efforts, collecting an additional 2,013 donated items.
Since launching the food drive two years ago, Roto-Rooter has collected more than 96,916 items for local food banks and pet shelters. That’s over 97,000 pounds, or 48.5 tons, of food!
To learn more about Roto-Rooter’s Giving Thanks Food Drive, visit https://www.rotorooter.com/fooddrive/.
For professional drain and plumbing assistance, call 1-800-GET-ROTO or go to https://www.rotorooter.com.
Roto-Rooter was established in 1935 and is the largest provider of plumbing repair and sewer & drain cleaning services in North America. Roto-Rooter also provides water damage cleanup services in most of its locations. It operates businesses in 130 company-owned territories and approximately 400 franchise territories, serving approximately 91% of the U.S. population and 40% of the Canadian population. Roto-Rooter also has licensed master franchises in the republics of Indonesia and Singapore, and the Philippines. For more information about Roto-Rooter, please visit https://www.rotorooter.com.
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Published at Tue, 29 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000