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Duran & Venables Partners with Second Harvest Food Bank

GP 3 Group Framed 1024x687Milpitas, CA –November 21, 2013 – Duran & Venables, a leading provider of grading and paving construction services in Northern California, helped raised an exceptional amount of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank this year. This marks the 7th year in a row. The amount of food and other needed items for the Second Harvest Food Bank weighed in over 4 tons and $4,295 in funds: 18,489 meals!

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the trusted leader dedicated to ending local hunger. Since 1974, it has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to an average of nearly one quarter of a million people each month. Second Harvest also operates direct service programs for seniors, families with children, and individuals; helping people learn about proper nutrition and gaining access to resources available to them. Kayla Haley, Community Relations and Events Associate from Second Harvest Food Bank attended the event and was impressed by the quantity of food that Duran & Venables was able to collect: “Duran & Venables and their partners held a holiday food and fund drive that will provide much-needed meals to our hungry neighbors. All of the staff members were enthusiastic about raising as much money and food as possible for Second Harvest. It was exciting to see the dedication and commitment of Duran & Venables to helping others as well as the overflowing barrels of food that will help feed people in need.”

Concluding the month-long Food & Fund Drive, Duran & Venables hosted a barbeque at their headquarters location in Milpitas to thank employees, vendors, and customers for their support and contributions, and to present their donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Other local vendors and customers that helped contribute food, funds, and prizes for the raffles included: Ahern Rentals, Bay Area Geotechnical Group, Bond Pavement, Broom Service, CB Trucking, Charles F. Gagliasso Trucking, Del Secco Diamond Core & Saw, Granite Construction Company, Graniterock, GreenWaste, Hammer Trucking, Holt of California, KLT Transport, Pape’ Machinery, Peterson Cat, Pioneer Machinery, Preston Pipelines, Reed & Graham, Renn Transportation, RGW Equipment, RH Concrete, SB Transport, StateWide Traffic & Signs, Stevens Creek Quarry, Sunbelt Rentals, Trumark Homes, West Coast Aggregates, and White Cap.

Public donations can be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank online or in person at 4001 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134. More information can be found on their website at

Duran & Venables Inc. is a leading source of grading and paving construction services in Northern California. For more than 30 years, Duran & Venables has been providing quality service and products to its customers, while offering an excellent working environment for its employees. For more information call (408) 934-7300, or visit their website at

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