Each year, the President and Congress designate the first Monday through Sunday in May as Public Service Recognition Week to honor and thank public workers for their dedication. Celebrated since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week also serves as an opportunity for public employees to showcase the broad array of government services they provide to citizens. City of Virginia Beach employees celebrated the week by giving back to the community.
“For the second year in a row, we decided to hold a food drive to give back to those we serve – especially at a time when so many in our community are feeling the effects of the economy,” said Sherry White, the city’s recognition team coordinator.
City employees donated 10,218 pounds of food to the Southeastern Virginia Foodbank, which will generate more than 7,800 meals for those in need.
“The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia feeds more than 65,000 people each month in our community,” said White. “We were happy to help.”
This food drive was coordinated by the Department of Human Resources’ Employee Relations Division. For additional information about this year’s food drive, call (757) 385-8949.