At Bolt Data, we believe that by coming together, we can achieve incredible things. It is on this belief that a group of our employees formed a new initiative: Bolt Data Better Together. The goal of Bolt Data Better Together is to improve the lives of our employees and the communities in which they reside.
As a virtual organization with team members located all across the United States, we have found creative ways to come together for the greater good.
The Bolt Data Better Together program kicked off its first initiative with a fundraiser and volunteering event to support Feeding America and Feeding Tampa Bay. Throughout the month of February, Bolt Data employees held a fundraiser with matching funds from Bolt Data.
Bolt Data employees raised nearly $3,000 in donations to go directly to Feeding America and Feeding Tampa Bay, helping these incredible organizations provide a complete meal for 10 people with as little as $1.
In addition to the fundraiser, Feeding Tampa Bay hosted a group of our local employees for an onsite volunteering event on Friday, April 8th. During the volunteering event, our team collected and distributed food donations at the Feeding Tampa Bay headquarters.
“The employees and the leaders at Bolt Data are natural givers and over the years they’ve created a culture of learning and helping that stems entirely from each individual’s core values.” Says Lela VanLoon, Bolt Data’s Better Together leader. “I’ve only been with them for a short time, but they are an incredible group of people. With our program, I want to make the biggest impact we can. That’s my goal.”
Lela’s passion for volunteering is unmatched and has motivated the rest of the Bolt Data team to think bigger.
“This is just the very start of our collective effort to make as big of an impact as we can,” says Lela “Our committee has exciting plans for the remainder of 2022 and beyond. Together, we’re truly better!”
About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs, we helped provide 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that contribute to food insecurity in our nation; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
About Feeding Tampa Bay
Feeding Tampa Bay is ending hunger by fueling potential in every family, child and senior across 10 counties. The organization is evolving to break barriers and create long-term health and capability for all, because food makes tomorrow possible.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Feeding Tampa Bay has evolved their services to serve up to 2 million meals weekly across the 10 counties they serve. Our community has stood together to lift the families and neighbors that are currently in need. That said, we are far from done when it comes to ending hunger in Tampa Bay. With over one million people currently facing food insecurity, Feeding Tampa Bay needs everyone to stand with them to meet the need. Every $1 provides exponential amounts of meals to our community and those who wish to join in the fight against hunger can do so at feedingtampabay.org/donate.