In recent months, the team at PCA’s full-line plant in Morganton, North Carolina, has been coordinating various efforts to assist those in need in their community.
Led by the plant’s Quality Facilitator, Megan Stallings, the plant donated unprinted boxes to The Outreach Center (TOC) to be used for their food distribution program. TOC serves Burke County and the surrounding area and helps households and families in need. Typically TOC feeds 280 families a month, but in March they served about 1,000.
According to Bianca Moses, TOC’s Director of Community Relations: “One of my favorite moments in this distribution drive was when I got a phone call from Megan Stallings at Packaging Corporation of America. PCA donated thousands of boxes to us, and it was amazing that this need was fulfilled before we even realized we had a need. That’s the beauty of this community. We have so many community partners that are essential to us. It’s the village mentality.”
Stallings led a similar effort to donate boxes to Burke County Public Schools to help them distribute meals to children in the community who typically rely on school lunches to meet their nutritional needs and are now at risk due to school closings.
In addition to distributing boxes to these Burke County organizations to help fulfill their missions, PCA Morganton is committed more than ever to meeting the needs of the community in the coming months.
To learn more about the Burke Outreach Center and how you can help, please visit their website at www.theoutreachcenter.org.