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.