Prime shatters another record by (literally) donating a ton of food to local families.
It’s been another banner year for Prime Metal Buildings & Components.
This Erath County-based manufacturing company spent the year breaking steel fabrication tonnage records, and on Wednesday, it shattered another.
At the end of November, the company challenged its team to donate one ton of canned food to local food banks.
“We wrapped up Prime's A TON of Canned Food Drive this morning and ended up donating 3,040 cans of food to H.O.P.E. (Stephenville), Grace Place (Stephenville), The Salvation Army (Kerrville), Safe Place Inc (Dumas) and The Wise Area Relief Mission (Decatur) as well as supplemental monetary donations to H.O.P.E and Grace Place,” co-owner Austin Brown told Beneath the Surface News. “That's approximately one and a half tons of canned food!”
For every can employees donated, Prime matched the donation with a can in return.
Texas is one of nine states with higher food insecurity than the national average. The food donated by Prime will be used to help families, not only during the holiday season, but all year long.
"This was a really fun project to work on with the Prime team. I kept telling them that this wasn't a competition, but everyone at Prime is so driven and competitive. As soon as this canned food drive went live, they went all in,” said Prime’s director of marketing Nicole Pierce.
“But behind the competitiveness is the true heart of our employees and our company. They are driven, they like to make a big impact and they are passionate about helping others in our community. And that's exactly what they did. I've always been proud to work with this Prime family, but today, after what they pulled off, I'm a little extra proud."