Who Let the Sharks Out?
I love working at a company that is not only successful, smart, and driven, but also a community member. To celebrate our most recent release, the Delphix Engineering team chose to volunteer at local food banks to give back, followed by good food and drinks.
On March 26, thirty Bay Area Delphix employees descended upon the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. We eagerly awaited our assignment for the day. It was like iron chef San Francisco, the anticipation was palpable (ok, not really).
We were shuttled into a room where we were clearly going to be doing something with cuties (small oranges). We equipped ourselves with latex gloves and proceeded to build boxes, fill them with oranges, and pack them onto palettes.
In true Delphix style, we attacked it competitively and pretty clearly blew away the other group that was volunteering. In all seriousness, this is a great organization making an incredible impact and we are glad to be a part of it. The SF-Marin Food Bank relies on 25,000 volunteers and processes 46 million pounds of food a year to feed 225,000 people.
On March 27, our Boston Engineering contingent volunteered time at the Greater Boston Food Bank. This group is smaller in number, but no smaller in impact. The team braved a typical Boston "spring" morning, with wind-blown temps in the low 20s, to reach the Food Bank in the early morning hours. Each person processed over 200 lbs of food, about double the amount of their average volunteers. The Greater Boston Food Bank processes 48 million pounds of food to feed 545,000 people a year.
Question: Do the people in SF just eat more than the ones in Boston? Hmmm. On March 29, our dedicated team in Colorado took time out of their weekend to volunteer at the Boulder County Community Food Share. Tasks included unloading 4 trucks and sorting food in the warehouse. The Boulder Food Share distributes almost 57 million pounds of food which results in 7.8 million meals! That is impressive. Way to go Delphix Colorado, you are an inspiration.
I look forward to our next chance to give back to our communities and to spend time with amazing co-workers. More photos can be seen on Facebook.