Employees in every firm office dedicate the workday to combat food insecurity.
CHICAGO (July 21, 2016) – On July 14, accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) held its first Stewardship Day – a firmwide day of community service focused on volunteering with hunger relief organizations.
A total of 1,340 Baker Tilly professionals participated in Stewardship Day, giving more than 7,000 hours of their time to the cause of food insecurity. Participants worked at more than 45 community and nonprofit programs throughout the country.
Activities varied across the firm, from packing and delivering food at the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Maryland Food Bank to harvesting food at the Food Share Program greenhouse in Philadelphia and conducting a food drive in support of the Goodman Community Center and River Food Pantrystock in Madison, Wisconsin.
Baker Tilly’s Stewardship Day was intended to build on the firm’s long legacy of joining in the fight against hunger. The daylong activities in more than 30 cities celebrated Baker Tilly team members' ongoing contributions to the communities in which they live and work.
“Stewardship is one of Baker Tilly’s core values. As a firm and as individuals, we look for ways to leave the world a better place,” Baker Tilly CEO Alan Whitman said. “It was an incredible day intended to make a difference. It was inspiring to see our team members work together to make a meaningful impact on the common cause of food insecurity.”
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