Giving has been a core part of Ultimate Software’s “People First” culture since our founding more than 25 years ago. Life can take many unexpected twists and turns, and we at Ultimate feel extremely fortunate to be where we are today. Serving our community is not only an ongoing opportunity to do the right thing for others—we also consider it our greater purpose in life.
All this week, we’ve partnered with our customer Feeding America to help fight hunger across the country. Hundreds of Ultimate employees have volunteered at over 25 Feeding America-affiliated food banks near our offices in South Florida, Georgia, and California, as well as in several U.S. cities—from Orlando, Charlotte, and New York to Houston, Phoenix, and Los Angeles—to accommodate our many virtual employees. We also had a team of employees who served in Toronto, partnering with Daily Bread Food Bank.
Together, our people sorted more than 100,000 pounds of food and packaged nearly 75,000 meals to distribute to local families in need.
For many of us, food is an expected daily resource, with hundreds of tasty options available at a moment’s notice. We excitedly wonder, “What’s for lunch?” and joyfully share photos of our meals with friends on social media, as we prepare to indulge. Occasionally, we might even “overdo it” and throw away the leftovers without thinking twice.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case for everyone. Hunger is a real issue that still impacts one in eight Americans. Every day, millions of people across the country are forced to choose between buying food and other necessities, such as medication.
Even in the most challenging of times, it’s important to remember what you’re most grateful for, what you do have, and what more you can for others. Ultimate is proud to team with Feeding America to provide hope to thousands of families and help put an end to this epidemic.
For more information and to find out how you can help support this crucial mission in your own community, please visit www.feedingamerica.org.