April 29th, 2018 we saw numbers gather to support a Connecticut Food Bank event called Walk Against Hunger. The Watson Walkers gathered 44 strong in their continued yearly support of this event! However, we are just a fraction of the lovely people that came out to walk in solidarity for a societal problem that affects so very many. In an email from the Connecticut Food Bank, Sunday’s walk had over 700 participants the day of, that raised over $90,000 to help fight hunger! Outstanding! Watson’s Team members raised $1,175.00 of that number. The numbers are still out though, and there is still time to help as the campaign runs until the end of May. If you were unable to walk or be at the festivities, you could always donate to the Watson Walker Team Page.
According to the New Haven Register, the walk raised enough money for $180,000 meals. Christina Cole, Watson’s Marketing & Communications Assistant, is quoted as saying ” A lot of our social activism focuses on making sure people get fed, have homes.” This event is just one of the things that make events like this so important to a Nutrition based business. Making sure people have food is not just a private problem but our responsibility too! Another statement that rings true here is Jaqueline Brown “It is important to realize how lucky we are to have food to eat.” for more on the walk visit the New Haven Registers page.
Silver Level Sponsor
Watson is proud to be included with the many great companies sponsoring this event. Watson Inc. is considered a Title Sponsor as a Silver Level Sponsor. What this entails is a $5,000 company donation to the cause. In addition to our event sponsorship, we also sponsored all of our employees and this year their family members as well!
Thank you to the Connecticut Food Bank for working so hard to put together an event that is not only so pertinent to the community but actually pleasant to attend. There was a little something for everyone from the beautiful backdrop of Lighthouse Point Park with its moody skies and crashing waves to a Velcro toss, face painting for the kids or bandanas for our furry walking friends. Every detail was carefully attended to as Starbucks was on hand for energy, water was accessible to keep walkers hydrated, WPLR keeping the up the vibe and really fighting hunger for participants was Subway dolling out sandwiches and snacks.
And a big Thank You to our wonderful employees who took their downtime Sunday and gave to such an important cause. It was neck in neck for a while tied for the most walkers registered, and now that we have a good taste of what we can do as a team we hope to raise the number of walkers next year!