Through donations from the Corporation and its employees, Saval Foodservice donated 5 pallets of non-perishable goods and food items to the relief effort held by Owings Mills catering and eatery, Gourmet Girls. These items were collected to handout to New Jersey’s devastated shore areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. This would be Gourmet Girls’ second installment of donation collection and delivery. The Gourmet Girls collected non-perishable food, gently used winter clothing and blankets, gas cards, kitchen utensils, medical supplies, batteries, and monetary donations to purchase necessary items such as cleaning supplies and toiletries.
There were so many items donated by Saval and its employees, that Gourmet Girls’ original mode of transporting the items was not large enough. Each of Saval’s 5 donated pallets ranged from 4 to 6 feet high. Gourmet Girls were unable to fit these items in their van, so Saval stepped in and loaded one of their own delivery trucks to drive to the Gourmet Girls’ location. The Gourmet Girls are sending up truckloads of donations each weekend, to be delivered directly to recipients immediately the next day, unlike some other donation programs which allow items to sit in a hub or warehouse for extended periods of time.
The Gourmet Girls are continuing to collect donations (clothing excluded) and coordinate further efforts to assist the communities most in need, as the rehabilitation will be ongoing for quite a while. For more information or to help with donations, please contact Lisa Honick at 410-581-4914.