Employees support area food banks, charities through annual Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

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December 23, 2015

Annual company-wide Christmas Tree Decorating Contest and food drive generates more than 800 food items and nearly $1,400

Despite all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, taking time to give back is very important for the employees at NPC, Inc.

In 2015, the annual company-wide Christmas Tree Decorating Contest and food drive generated more than 800 food items and nearly $1,400 that was donated to five area food pantries — Claysburg Area Food Bank, Roaring Spring Food Pantry, Martinsburg Food Pantry, St. Vincent DePaul Society and Through, Inc.

Instead of a typical canned food drive, NPC takes a different approach. A total of 18 departments participated in the annual contest, where each decorates a Christmas tree to display in their area of the company. After a few weeks of employee voting — where one canned good or non-perishable food item, or monetary donation, is counted as a vote — the department with the most combined food and monetary donations is declared the winner.

NPC’s Human Resources department collected the most votes in 2015. Each participating department also designates a charity to support and the company then makes an additional monetary donation to that charity in the department’s name.

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