SERNA AND STARBUCKS TEAM UP!
QUALITY CUSTOM DISTRIBUTION SERVICES AND STARBUCKS TEAM UP TO HELP SERNA ELEMENTARY
Thanks to Quality Food Distributors (QFD) General Manager, Natalie Powell, Serna was the recipient of 100 fully loaded backpacks. The cost of each backpack was estimated at $20.00. It a long standing belief of QFDuality Food Distributors that teaming with the city’s neediest school is the right thing to do. Each team member of QFD donates personal money and time for assisting schools in the San Antonio area.
On a hot August day QFD employees teamed up with a Serna staff member and managers from Starbucks to fill the backpacks for Serna. The event was covered by a FOX 29 news team, catching the Starbucks managers, and Q.F.D. employees, working through the hot afternoon cheerfully filling backpacks for Serna’s First Graders who might come to school in need of a new backpack filled with the year’s entire checklist of supplies. Everyone worked cheerfully and efficiently to complete this task. The Starbuck’s managers worked so quickly and efficiently that the FOX News team had to start recording over as they were trying to follow one backpack yet could not keep up with the hard-working groups from both companies. When asked by the Serna teacher why they gave of their time and money they all replied that everyone at some time needs help, and having the ability to help others was a wonderful feeling. Some shared personal stories while others shared that helping those in need was the best tonic they had found. It was a cheerful, hard-working group, who laughed and showed amazing speed and enjoyment in the task.
Starbucks has a similar policy that giving back to the community is something that every business could participate in doing. These volunteers remarked their delight in their companies’ standards and policies. Serna is extremely grateful and fortunate for these backpacks and would like to thank Natalie Powell, General Manager of Quality Foods Distributors for seeking out Serna and our needs. We would like to thank all involved in making this event and generous out-pouring of our community businesses high standards and regard for all of our citizens. It was, indeed, a very good day.
From the warehouse, to Serna Elementary!