A team effort by leadership and managers at the Division of Information Resource Management has grown from managers feeding employees, to the entire division helping to make sure food is on the tables this Christmas for hungry North Carolina families.
Division Director Karen Tomczak asked her managers to pitch in and help provide and serve a pre-Thanksgiving meal for employees on Nov. 21 at Haywood Gym on the Dix Campus. The turnout was heavy. In all 186 people were fed including the DHHS Privacy and Security Office staff.
The same team that organized the meal is now involved in a food drive, collecting canned and boxed food for the Food Bank of North Carolina.
“This idea came up out of the committee,” said Sherri Lyons Brooks, who, along with Joann Robertson, served on the committee chaired by Janice Warren. “We knew the food bank stocks were depleted, and we wanted to help replenish them.”
The project has already resulted in three boxes becoming full of canned and dry foods, and promises to fill many more before the collection ends on Dec. 13. DIRM staff invites your participation. The boxes are inside the lobby of the Anderson Building, 695 Palmer Drive, on the Dix Campus in Raleigh.
If you are interested in contacting the Food Bank to see how you or a group may help, find the contact link for central and eastern North Carolina locations on the Food Bank website: www.foodbankcenc.org