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For the past 18 years, the Small Business Council (SBC) of Rochester has run a Thanksgiving food drive for the local Rochester Business Community. The goal for the 2014 SBC Cares Thanksgiving Appeal is to provide more than 3,000 families with food baskets for Thanksgiving dinner. Requested items include non-perishable items such as stuffing mix, canned fruit & vegetables, dessert mix and more. Each basket also includes a $25 grocery gift card.
 
NimbleUser is participating in the appeal by donating four baskets, with employees signing up to bring in the requested items. NimbleUser has participated in this holiday drive for the past 4+ years and it is something the staff and their famililies look forward to. Sig VanDamme, Founder & Chief Customer Officer of NimbleUser, commented “Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on how fortunate we are and to pay it forward.” ​

In 2013, the SBC of Rochester reported:

  • 2144 food baskets collected
  • $19,738.55 in donations
  • 200 participating businesses
  • More than 75 SBC volunteers who helped to pick up and distribute food baskets.

Local organizations that benefit from the collected baskets include:

  • Sojourner House
  • Mercy Residential Services
  • Wilson Commencement Park
  • Veterans Outreach Center
  • The Community Place of Greater Rochester
  • Catholic Charities
  • YMCA
  • Alternatives for Battered Women
  • Baden Street Settlement
  • The Open Door Mission