HBK was excited to join Rise Against Hunger (RAH) for the 2nd year in a row, and this time we brought some friends with us from MZI. It was a fun-filled evening and we are excited to support RAH. Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that is growing a global movement to end hunger by nourishing lives, empowering communities, and responding to emergencies. We work with groups locally to package nutritious meals that are then distributed to our partners in need all around the globe. We work with our international partners to create sustainable solutions to hunger and equip them with agriculture training, business skills, and more to create and sustain food in their own communities.
Team members from HBK and QUES (Quanta family member company) attended electric utility distribution design training at the HBK-QUES office in Lake Mary, Florida, from January 9th -January 13th. This is the second training session that dovetailed into a session for working through the design for a new Work Request for AEP Ohio, one of Quanta’s large utility clients.
For the first time, HBK team members nationwide came together to support the Network of Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Together they were excited to be a part of the Emerging Entrepreneurs Program Coaching where they became virtual coaches for 11th grade students as they began their journey brainstorming and creating their very own businesses.
Philabundance was founded in 1984 with the simple belief that no one should go hungry while healthy food goes to waste. Its mission is to drive hunger from our communities today and to end hunger for good. HBK was proud to support Philabundance this year and gather support from two of our east coast offices.
This holiday season, our employees nationwide pitched in for the Erie House Gift Drive and donated gifts to 30 children enrolled in Erie House programs. A group of our Chicago employees also joined Erie House with gift wrapping all of the toys donated from HBK and beyond to continue spreading the holiday cheer.
HBK is proud to continue supporting JDRF, the leading organization harnessing the power of research, advocacy, and community engagement to advance life-changing breakthroughs for type 1 diabetes (T1D). This month, we were excited to once again, attend the 2022 JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala, held at McCormick Place, which brought together more than 1,500 guests and volunteers for an evening of auction, dinner, and inspirational stories and raised more than $16 million.
The U.S.D.A. projects that eastern Oklahoma will soon have the nation’s highest food insecurity rate for children. And so our team in Tulsa made another trip to the OK Food Bank! HBK is proud to support the OK Food Bank on its mission to end hunger in our state by expanding services and quadrupling the amount of food distributed. They are working every day with our community, local farmers, and partners to get families the food they need.