Ferrara Candy Company Helps Make Back-To-School Sweet for Students
By Nancy Davies
It’s back-to-school time (sorry, kids) and nothing is more exciting at this time of the year than going to class with a new backpack full of supplies! New pencils, paper, notebooks, glue sticks and more are what employees of Ferrara Candy’s Forest Park plant placed into backpacks headed to children in need attending kindergarten and elementary schools in the Bellwood School District. The company purchased 50 backpacks and $5,000 worth of necessary school supplies to fill them ensuring children have the tools they need for a successful beginning to the school year. Backpacks are being delivered by employees this week to six schools where school personnel will distribute them.
This back-to-school backpack initiative is part of the efforts of Ferrara Candy’s Employee Engagement Council, supporting local initiatives and creating volunteer opportunities for its employees at its five Chicagoland locations—Forest Park, Oak Brook/Oakbrook Terrace, Bellwood, Bolingbrook and Maywood. Through the council, employees become actively engaged in community organizations and initiatives focused on kids and their families with an emphasis on: investing in education, providing jobs and training, minimizing our impact on the environment, fighting hunger and commemorating and celebrating holidays.