Unidev and The Net Impact Team with St. Louis Area Foodbank to Sponsor Office Food Drive

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St. Louis Companies Make an Impact in the Local Community this Holiday Season

With the holidays right around the corner, we were looking for a way to give back to our local community. We understand that many people are facing hunger due to food shortages at foodbanks during the holiday season, and saw a food drive as a perfect opportunity for our company to come together to benefit the less fortunate

Unified Development (Unidev®), a St. Louis based software development and consulting firm, and its division, The Net Impact®, an Internet marketing and web design firm, are joining forces with the the St. Louis Area Foodbank to sponsor a food drive this holiday season. The canned food drive will be held from December 18 through January 5 at the office of Unidev and The Net Impact in Chesterfield, Missouri.

"With the holidays right around the corner, we were looking for a way to give back to our local community. We understand that many people are facing hunger due to food shortages at foodbanks during the holiday season, and saw a food drive as a perfect opportunity for our company to come together to benefit the less fortunate," said Erica Scharringhausen, Internet Marketing Director at The Net Impact.

The St. Louis Area Foodbank has grown to become the bi-state region's largest non-profit. Through their mission "to feed hungry people by distributing food through partner agencies, and to educate the public about the nature of and solutions to the problems of hunger", the St. Louis Area Foodbank is on track this year to distribute 20 million pounds of food and personal care items through their network of 500 partner agencies.

"Unidev and The Net Impact are looking forward to getting involved with such a wonderful organization. The FoodBank is at the center of a network of charitable people who want to make sure that no one in the area goes hungry, and for this reason, we are happy to be in a position to help those at this generous organization feed those in need," said Steve Thomas, President of The Net Impact.

Area residents can stop by the Unidev and The Net Impact's office From December 18th through January 5th, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to donate their canned goods that will help the foodbank ensure they have the needed supply to get through the holiday season. Unidev and The Net Impact's office is located at 16690 Swingley Ridge Road, suite 260 in Chesterfield, Missouri 63017.

About The Net Impact®
The Net Impact, a full service Internet marketing and web design, is a division of Unidev®. Since 1997, The Net Impact has been a web development leader, empowering clients with highly creative search engine friendly websites. Professional services encompass search engine optimization and Internet marketing solutions, Internet strategy development, training and seminars, social media marketing and design, and web design and development. For more information on The Net Impact, please visit thenetimpact.com, or call (636) -787-7800.

About Unidev®
Unified Development, Inc. (Unidev) is a diversified IT company, focused on the application of technology to business. Founded in 1990, Unidev has a long history of successfully meeting the customers' needs with proven, reliable and cost-effective solutions. Unidev provides productivity applications, custom software development and technology consulting services to both business and government. For more information on Unidev, please visit unidev.com, or call (636) 532-4424.

About The St. Louis Area Foodbank
The St. Louis Area Foodbank feeds hungry people by distributing food through its member agencies, and educates the public about the nature of and the solutions to the problems of hunger. The Foodbank gathers and distributes nearly 13.4 million pounds of food each year to 500+ food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and emergency feeding programs throughout 14 counties in eastern Missouri and 12 counties in southwestern Illinois. visit stlfoodbank.org, or call 314.292.6262.

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