In July, Georgia World Congress Center Authority team members took their brand service promise to create compelling experiences off championship campus as a team of volunteers served at Open Hand Atlanta, packing nearly two thousand health-promoting meals for their neighbors who are homebound, disabled, or simply too sick to prepare their own meals.
GWCCA Talent Development Manager Harriet Thomas said she recognizes the impact GWCCA team members have in the community, “Volunteering at Open Hand enabled me to support our mission of enhancing the quality of life for every Georgian. I understand the contributions I make at Team Authority extend beyond the walls of our building, and the meal services provided to our community are not only changing lives but saving lives of those in need.” Open Hand was founded in 1988, and it has become one of the largest community-based providers of home delivered meals and nutrition services in the United States.
GWCCA Director of Finance Rey Rodriguez added that it was “incredibly rewarding” to be a part of packing lunches for his neighbors in need with his team. “It provided an amazing opportunity to strengthen the bond with my colleagues outside the workplace while making a positive impact on the local Atlanta community.”