Nickelodeon Donates Five Tons Of Food To BTAC

By On December 12, 2013

Each year, Nickelodeon holds a Thanksgiving feast at the studio on Olive Ave. for employees, on the Friday before Thanksgiving, in addition to an annual Thanksgiving food drive to benefit the Burbank Temporary Aid Center.

“This year, we donated nearly 9,300 food items, which equates to about five tons of food, which should help out over 1725 local families during the holiday season,” commented Carson Smith, Human Resources Manager at Nickelodeon.

BTAC CEO Barbara Howell smiles with Nickelodeon employees at the company's annual Thanksgiving celebration and food drive. (Photo Courtesy of Nickeodeon)

BTAC CEO Barbara Howell smiles with Nickelodeon employees at the company’s annual Thanksgiving celebration and food drive. (Photo Courtesy of Nickelodeon)

“The studio is broken up into teams, usually by production or department, with each team having an equal number of employees,” added Mr. Smith, explaining how the food drive is conducted as a competition. “The winner this year was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crew.”

Legend of Korra and Dora the Explorer team food donations. (Photo Courtesy of Nickeodeon)

Legend of Korra and Dora the Explorer team food donations. (Photo Courtesy of Nickelodeon)

“Each year, the employees at Nickelodeon top their efforts from the year before. I am continually touched by their enthusiasm and generosity,” commented Ms. Howell. “The food will be used to provide holiday groceries for local families. Any excess will go onto BTAC’s shelves to provide groceries in the coming months.”

“This is really important, because January and February are very slow ‘donation’ months at BTAC,” Ms. Howell continued. “Nickelodeon’s help will ensure we are able to help Burbank families both now, and later.”

 

Nickelodeon employees line up for a meal catered by Dulan's restaurant. (Photo Courtesy of Nickelodeon)

Nickelodeon employees line up for a meal catered by Dulan’s On Crenshaw restaurant. (Photo Courtesy of Nickelodeon)

 

 

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