SYRACUSE, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The marketing department at Bankers Healthcare Group recently donated 80 pounds of freshly picked apples to the Food Bank of Central New York, a nonprofit organization and certified member of Feeding America that works with the CNY community to eliminate hunger through food distribution, education and advocacy.
The marketing department planned a team building event at Beak & Skiff apple orchard, recently voted the no. 1 best apple orchard in the U.S. by USA TODAY and 10Best. Instead of buying the apples to take home, they decided to pick for charity. After spending a beautiful autumn day at the orchard, the team left with plenty of handpicked produce for the Food Bank.
"A fundamental method of building a solid team is by encouraging positive relationships among its members. That's why BHG leadership truly supports team building activities—because we grow stronger as a result," said BHG Chief Marketing Officer Chris Panebianco. "Everyone in marketing had a great experience at Beak & Skiff, especially knowing that we were making an impact through the Food Bank."
"Community service is the backbone to the mission of Food Bank of Central New York," said Food Bank of CNY Product Donations Manager Peter Ricardo. "Every year, thousands of people volunteer to help feed the hungry in a variety of ways in an effort to express their compassion about hunger-relief efforts within central and northern New York. We depend on local community support as do the pantries, soup kitchens and shelters serving clients in so many of our cities, towns and neighborhoods. We are proud to partner with Bankers Healthcare Group in their community service to provide a nutritious local product, apples, to our network of program partners."
"We're proud of our marketing employees for taking the initiative and incorporating charity into their team building efforts," said BHG CEO Al Crawford. "As our company continues to grow, we will keep volunteerism, leadership and community involvement at the forefront."
About Bankers Healthcare Group
Since 2001, Bankers Healthcare Group has been committed to providing hassle-free financial solutions to healthcare professionals, including personal and commercial loans, credit cards and insurance services. BHG has provided more than $2 billion in funding to thousands of satisfied customers nationwide. Inc. has recognized the company ten times for growth and job creation. For additional information, please visit www.bhg-inc.com.
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