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PARSIPPANY, N.J. – On Oct. 22, several Western Pest Services employees donated their time to the Food Bank of Delaware, a long-time Western customer, to help man its mobile food bank at Glasgow High School.

The Food Bank of Delaware added several mobile food pantries to their fundraisers this year to help keep up with last year’s donations of 8 million pounds of food, especially during this critical time amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. These mobile food pantries are satellite locations around the state where food can be donated. However, the increase in donation locations created a need for more volunteers – a need that the local Western Pest Services team was happy to fulfill for one of their long-time customers.

The Food Bank of Delaware has been a customer of Western Pest Services since 2015. With food being one of the top three attractions for pests – along with water and shelter – the Food Bank can certainly see an influx of unwanted patrons if pest control is not regularly maintained. 

“I enjoy volunteering because it offers a way to connect with my community and help make it a better place,” said Billie Carberry, Director of Commercial Sales at Western. “Hearing about the need for volunteers through our client of five years ended up being the perfect opportunity for me and my coworkers to volunteer our time to the cause.” 

Founded in 1981, the Food Bank of Delaware provides food for the hungry throughout the entire state of Delaware. They solicit, collect, purchase, and store food from farmers, manufacturers, retailers, and others in the food industry and redistribute it to nonprofit agencies that provide free food to those in need.