‘Tis the Season of Giving!
At PRMS, our mission extends to supporting the entire behavioral healthcare community and causes that enhance mental health and wellbeing in communities near and far. In advance of the holidays, PRMS employees came together to support our local community partner, Arlington Food Assistance Center, by collecting donations and assisting on-site. Read more about our experience below.
This holiday season, PRMS hosted a friendly competition to support our neighbor, the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), and give back to our local community. AFAC combats food insecurity by obtaining and distributing groceries – free of charge – to individuals and families living in Arlington, VA who cannot afford to purchase enough food to meet their basic needs. PRMS employees were divided into three teams – “Owl I Do Is Win,” “Give Me Owl Your Canned Goods,” and “Gives A Hoot” – and tasked with bringing in the most non-perishable foods to donate to AFAC’s food pantry. Team “Owl I Do Is Win” won, bringing in a total of 106 food items to donate. Overall, PRMS collected and donated 262 canned goods and packaged food items!
To wrap up our service project, PRMS staff members volunteered on-site at AFAC’s warehouse. While jamming out to AFAC’s ‘90s music playlist, seven employees bagged 5,460 potatoes for distribution. That equals 780 potatoes bagged per person!
After working remotely for a year and a half, we loved coming together as a team and supporting a great cause. Partaking in this project was fulfilling for all involved, and we look forward to continuing to partner with Arlington Food Assistance Center in the future to support our community.
Pictured starting from the left are Nikki Travis, Danielle Bolger, Ashley Quattlander, Kathi Heagerty, Chris Torre, Jean Bates, and Toni Muller
Are you interested in learning more about AFAC? Click here to visit the website and see how you can get involved.
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