Help Porticos Fight Hunger in NC

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – Porticos is teaming up with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to help fight hunger, and we need your help. Did you know that in the 34 counties served by the non-profit organization more than 500,000 people are at risk of hunger with nearly 34% of those being children? And that the Food Bank distributed over 41.5 million pounds of food in 2009-2010 alone!

Porticos employees have started a collection drive in the office and are planning a company volunteer event at the NC Food Bank warehouse in Raleigh on April 25th. “I am excited to support a worthy cause like the Food Bank and proud to be a part of a company that is interested in giving back to the community” explained Porticos engineer Luda West who is leading the volunteer effort. “The active season for storms, tornadoes and hurricanes in NC is approaching and we all need to be prepared.”

In addition to the in-office drive, Porticos has a virtual food drive website setup so that our friends, customers and suppliers can be part of the action. To donate simply go to the link www.foodbankcenc.org using your Internet Explorer or Firefox web browser and follow the instructions to either donate a direct amount or virtually “shop” for items to donate.

The timing of our food drive is perfectly arranged with the Million Dollar Challenge from The Feinstein Foundation. For every dollar or pound of food that we collect at Porticos during the next two months, the Food Bank will receive 1-1 match from The Feinstein Foundation’s Million Dollar Grant. We sincerely hope that you will take a moment to go to the virtual food drive website and make a contribution for a great cause. Thank you.

About Porticos — Porticos, Inc. is a mechanical engineering and product development company located in Research Triangle Park, NC. Established in 2003, Porticos continues to produce innovative and effective solutions for its clients and the markets they serve. Porticos, Inc. provides mechanical design, analysis, research and development services to clients including Dell, Motorola, Raytheon, and many others. For more information on how Porticos “turns good ideas into great products,” please visit www.porticos.net.

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