Eastern Metal Supply Donates 2,500 Pounds of Food to Local Food Banks for Thanksgiving

Lake Worth, FL – November 18, 2015 – Eastern Metal Supply’s (EMS) Second Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive launched on November 2 and came to a close on November 18. The over 400 employees at EMS’ five Florida locations collected and donated 2,500 pounds of non-perishable food items for food banks around the state, including WPTV Food for Families in West Palm Beach, Fla., Agape Food Bank in Lakeland, Fla., and Interfaith Charities of South Lee County in Fort Myers, Fla..

The food drive was spearheaded by Human Resources Director Kristyn Endler. Unlike the previous year, EMS added a raffle to the food drive. Each item that employees donated earned them a raffle ticket for entry into a prize drawing.

“This is the first year we incorporated a raffle for our employees into our food drive, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. But all our employees throughout Florida really came through and helped to make our donation larger than I could have imagined,” said Endler.

The company plans to continue this annual project, increasing their food donations each year.

“We are so thrilled with the amount of food that was donated by our employees. We are going to make it a goal each year to donate more food than the year before,” said General Manager Craig Lightle.

About Eastern Metal Supply
Eastern Metal Supply (EMS) is a distributor of standard and custom aluminum extrusions and sheet products including hurricane shutters, architectural products, railing, decking, sign extrusions, and marine extrusions and accessories. Just-in-time delivery programs allow customers to order materials as they need them – freeing up valuable floor space and maintaining cash flow.  With various warehouses throughout Florida and aluminum fabrication services, EMS saves customers time and money—thereby helping them to improve their bottom line. EMS has a 30-year reputation as a first class supplier of aluminum products and is headquartered in Lake Worth, FL.  For more information on Eastern Metal Supply, please visit www.easternmetal.com.