CINCINNATI, Dec. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- North America's largest provider of plumbing and drain repair services, Roto-Rooter, is pleased to announce the results of their second annual Giving Thanks Food Drive. Each year, Roto-Rooter locations, teams, and individual employees compete to collect the greatest number of non-perishable goods for those in need. This year, Roto-Rooter's Providence branch earned one of the top prizes by collecting the largest percentage of donations when weighed with their monthly job count.
"Our Providence team was incredibly grateful for the opportunity to support community food banks through this season's unprecedented challenges brought on by COVID-19.", says Christopher Miller, General Manager. "Although we are honored to win the competition, we all know that the real winners here are our generous customers."
Top collectors at the Providence branch included Derek Cote with 115 items, and Alex Cholanians with 108.
Nationwide, Roto-Rooter service technicians collected 52,630 donated food items, which amounts to 9,000 more cans than last year's drive. To give some perspective, this is equivalent to over 49,000 pounds (24.5 tons) of food, or enough to feed more than 24 adults 3 full meals a day for an entire year.
Over the past two years, Roto-Rooter has collected more than 96,916 items for local food banks and pet shelters. That's 97,000 pounds –– or 48.5 tons –– of food!
To learn more about Roto-Rooter's Giving Thanks Food Drive, visit https://www.rotorooter.com/fooddrive/.
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Roto-Rooter was established in 1935 and is the largest provider of plumbing repair and sewer & drain cleaning services in North America. Roto-Rooter also provides water damage cleanup services in most of its locations. It operates businesses in 130 company-owned territories and approximately 400 franchise territories, serving approximately 91% of the U.S. population and 40% of the Canadian population. Roto-Rooter also has licensed master franchises in the republics of Indonesia and Singapore, and the Philippines. For more information about Roto-Rooter, please visit https://www.rotorooter.com.
Austin Dressman, Roto-Rooter, +1 859-743-7674, [email protected]