Arpin Group Employees Volunteer At RI Community Food BankMarch 30, 2015
Arpin Group recently sent two teams of employees to assist with the sorting and packing of donated items at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The Arpin Charitable Fund organized the volunteer initiative.
“The late Paul Arpin was a great supporter of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and we wanted to continue this tradition in his honor,” said Brian Asay vice president of military services for Arpin Group and vice president of the Arpin Charitable Fund. “While we have been able to donate over $68,000 to many charities over the last two years, we felt strongly that we needed to provide more organized opportunities for Arpin employees to experience the joy of volunteering in their community.”
During two three-hour shifts in March, 19 Arpin employees volunteered to sort boxes of donated food and home items. They checked expiration dates, taped up and repackaged items as needed, as well as prepared the final boxes for distribution to those in need.
“Volunteers are vital to the RI Community Food Bank and we are definitely looking to expand our involvement,” said Asay. “Due to the success of this program, we are interested in continuing it in April.”