Each year Beacon Risk Advisors teams up with First Glynn Bank for a thanksgiving food drive. The food drive was founded by Cody Duke and Justin Simpson of Beacon Risk Advisors in 2019, with the assistance of Ellis Tucker of First Glynn Bank. The food drive consists of two hosts, Beacon Risk Advisors and First Glynn Bank, and several sponsors, all local businesses who want to be a part of something that helps local families in need.
Helping people and strengthening our community is a common goal for Beacon Risk Advisors and First Glynn Bank. That’s why the partnership for this food drive works so well. Behind our company names are real people with huge hearts willing to do whatever it takes to help others; not just in business, but in real life.
The Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive provides local families with everything they could possibly need for a successful Thanksgiving meal, including a whole turkey! Local residents and businesses rally together and donate food items or make monetary donations. All monetary donations are used to buy needed food items for the families. At the end of the food drive, volunteers, hosts, and sponsors pull together to sort the food items, box everything up, and get the food out to the families.
The food items given are more than boxes of instant potatoes and boxed mac & cheese, etc. Each family gets the option to make real food from scratch with food items including real potatoes, sugar, flour, chicken broth, etc., not just boxed instant food. We do this because that’s what we have the privilege of doing at our own houses on Thanksgiving day. We want each family to have a full homemade meal; a meal that their entire family (we include enough food for uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents, etc.) can be proud of and enjoy.
If you are interested in donating, please see the info below on where and how you can donate, as well as a list of items needed. Your donation goes a long way and is always appreciated by the recipients, who would not have a thanksgiving meal without your donation. Each year, it costs about $60 to feed one family. If you would like to donate or sponsor a family, please reach out to us for more information. We are looking for non-perishable AND non-expired food donations, monetary donations (cash, check, Venmo, or CashApp), and volunteers.