October 1, 2008 Milpitas, CA - Doubling their efforts from last year, Duran & Venables collected almost 4,000 pounds of food and other goods from their employees, vendors and the community to benefit the Milpitas Food Pantry at their Second Annual Food Drive. Duran & Venables promoted its month long food drive to their employees and vendors by accumulating food and other necessities to give to individuals and families in need. "We strive to provide the best service and support to our customers and communities. The Food Drive is a good way to convey our employee's and our vendor's interest in assisting our community," expressed Sean Venables, president of Duran & Venables.
Susan Lang, assistant manager of the Pantry, pointed out that the Food Drive has become "such an important event to the Pantry, especially during the summer months, which usually yields small donations in comparison to the winter season. The Food Drive really keeps us at a steady level up until the winter. The cash donations this year really helped as well, we were able to purchase two freezers that needed replacing! We are so thankful for everything this Food Drive has done for us, and we now look forward to it every year!"
At the end of the month-long Food Drive, Duran & Venables hosted a barbeque at their location in Milpitas to thank employees and vendors for their support and contributions, and to present their donations to the Milpitas Food Pantry. Vendors that donated included: Bobcat West, Bond Blacktop, Broom Service Inc., California Express Trucking, Cemex Inc., Cook's Automotive, Cresco Equipment Rentals, Del Secco Diamond Core & Saw Inc., Diamond Fence Co. Inc., Dick's Automotive, E.N. Marble, Express Concrete, Fine Line Sawing, Fonseca/McElroy Grinding Co., Gagliasso Trucking, George Bianchi Construction, Granite Construction, Granite Rock, Isaacson Lube Service, Jody's Transport, JR Watertruck Service, Mag Trucking, Pacific Underground Construction, Packs Water Trucks, Pape Machinery, Petersen Tractor Company, Quality Striping, Raisch Products, Ramon's Tire Service, Reed & Graham, RSC Equipment Rentals, SB Transportation, Stevens Creek Quarry, Sunbelt Rentals, Tractor Equipment Services, TopCon Lasers, Trench Plate Rental, Turner Construction, United Rentals, Vulcan Materials, Weaver's Inc., and White Cap.