November, 15 2012 Milpitas, CA – Duran & Venables, a local grading and paving company, helped raise a mountain of food for the Milpitas Food Pantry, which marks their 6th year in a row for this charity event. “This event has become so essential in keeping up morale for our company and vendors, as well as our community,” said Sean Venables, president of Duran & Venables. “With the help of employees and vendors, we were able to collect nearly 4500 pounds of food to donate to the Pantry.”
The Milpitas Food Pantry is part of the Second Harvest Food Bank, which assists residents of Milpitas and Alviso by an emergency food box program that distributes food to low and no-income residents. They also assist a number of elderly and homeless populations as well. Tom Warney, Chairman of the Food Pantry Board of Directors, attended the event and was impressed by the quantity of food that Duran & Venables was able to collect. “I was so glad to be able to witness firsthand what people in our community can accomplish in such a short period of time. This was an incredible event!”
The month-long Food Drive was held at Duran & Venables’ local office of operations in Milpitas, where they hosted a barbeque to thank employees and vendors for their support, and to present their donations to the Milpitas Food Pantry.
Other local vendors that helped contribute food and prizes for the raffle included: AAA Fence, Broom Service, CB Trucking, Granite Construction, GraniteRock, GreenWaste, Hammer Trucking, Hertz Equipment Rental, Papé Machinery, Petersen CAT Tractor, Pioneer Machinery, Preston Pipelines, Renn Transport, RGW Equipment Rentals, Rich Voss Trucking, SB Transport, SITECH-NorCal, StateWide Traffic Safety & Signs, Stevens Creek Quarry, Sunbelt Rentals, White Cap, and Winchester Auto.
Public donations can be made to the Milpitas Food Pantry in person at 1440 S. Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035, or mailed to P.O. Box 360061, Milpitas, CA 95036. More information can be found on their website at www.milpitasfoodpantry.org.
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 www.duran-venables.com.