In every community across the United States, there are people who do not know where they will sleep each night or where their next meal will come from. To recognize and help raise awareness for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, observed on November 12-20, 2016, employees from Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, swapped their laptops for ladles and fulfilled the Ministry of Caring's lunch service needs at its Emmanuel Dining Room in Wilmington, Delaware. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161123005645/en/
Axalta employees volunteered to serve lunch at the Ministry of Caring to recognize National Hunger and Homelessness week. (Photo: Axalta)
The Ministry of Caring is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting those living in poverty in the greater Wilmington area. Its Emmanuel Dining Room helps combat hunger and serves hundreds of nutritious meals a day, in restaurant fashion, at no cost and with no questions asked, 365 days a year. "We, at Emmanuel Dining Room, are passionate about helping those in need in our community," said Dorine Menchhofer, Emmanuel Dining Room Associate Program Director. "We are thankful for the support of donors and volunteers that make an impact every single day." Employees at Axalta's North American Headquarters also hosted a non-perishable food drive to collect canned goods for Emmanuel Dining Room's busy holiday season. And employees at its Mount Clemens, Michigan plant also held a food benefit for the Panther Pantry at Neil Reid High School in Macomb County, Michigan. The pantry provides food to students and families of the high school who have an emergency food need.