The Stellar Industries Sales & Marketing team spent time at the 5 Loaves 2 Fish’s ministry, The Table, on Wednesday, July 19th as part of their summer sales meeting.
The sales and marketing teams hold sales meetings as needed to review processes, participate in product training, develop sales and marketing strategies, and to spend time bonding with other co-workers. This year rather than spending an afternoon participating in a recreational type activity, the group offered their working hands to a local charity, 5 Loaves 2 Fish, The Table.
5 Loaves 2 Fish is a non-profit ministry that oversees several other ministries, including The Table. The Table is a program that offers a home cooked noon meal to Garner kids, up to the age 18, Monday through Friday, starting the Monday after school dismisses for the summer until the Friday before it resumes in August. They are in their third year of operating.
The Table typically serves anywhere from 50 to over 100 kids each day. It is a volunteer run, donation-based program. It relies on at least 10 volunteers to help cook, serve, and cleanup each day.
The day started out with the marketing staff working in the kitchen prepping and cooking the meal. The sales staff joined them at 11:30 to serve, eat, and play games with the kids. Over 115 meals were served, including the 23 Stellar helpers. Sliced ham, homemade macaroni & cheese, fresh green beans from the community garden, and fresh fruit salad were on the menu followed by ice cream treats provided by Stellar. After lunch the kids had the opportunity to play out in the back lot of the church with some of the Stellar staff. Bubbles, hula-hoops, chalk, giant Jenga, and a game of football were just some of the fun games taking place.
“This was a nice opportunity for our staff to take a break from the hustle and bustle of their daily work day and the sales meeting, to give back to the community, and to interact with the kids. Its great to be reminded of how much energy they have, and how their view on life can be so simple and carefree,” Says Sean Moran, Stellar Industries Sales & Marketing Manager. “It really lightened our hearts to have fun with the kids while helping out this worthy cause.”
Stellar also made a monetary donation to The Table, along with donating their recent Duesey Days Parade Float Theme prize of Garner Chamber Bucks.
“We are so very thankful for all the volunteers that come and help us at The Table,” says Stephanie Lloyd, President of 5 Loaves 2 Fish. “We were thrilled at having all the male role models here from Stellar today, as the kids really do connect with them, and some need a male role model in their life. And of course the monetary donation is always greatly appreciated. I thank them for everything from the bottom of my heart and I encourage more people in Garner to come volunteer their time and talents at The Table.”