We were founded on the idea that great work is built by great relationships. Every day we connect with our clients whether they are in their studio in Texas or working remotely in Turks & Caicos.
It’s been a tough year and half for everyone, and as things begin to open back up we decided to commit to building great relationships within our local community. For our first project, we decided to volunteer at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen and Tutoring Program in Costa Mesa, CA. Founded in 1986 by Merle Hattleberg, Someone Cares provides more than 300 nutritious meals seven days a week to anyone in need. In addition, they provide their guests with a safe place to sit down for a meal and a chance to pick fresh produce and baked goods as well as a tutoring program for low-income families. When the COVID-19 pandemic started, they adjusted their program to provide to-go meals, as well as provide food bags for families in their area.
Their small staff always has an endless list of things that need to be done. They constantly have donations coming through but not enough hands to organize them properly. We divided our team to tackle some projects that were on their to-do list for the last 6 months. In addition to helping prepare meals, our team took on a number of projects including organizing donations by expiration date, cleaning up their main dining room, which needed to be cleared out to be ready to open back up once it becomes safe for them to do so. FFM President, Andre Adair, was even given the task of deep cleaning and reorganizing a pantry they’ve needed help with for quite some time.
We were happy we were able to provide our time to them, and we’re excited to call Someone Cares our friends. If you’d like to learn more about Someone Cares and their mission, or would like to know how you can help with either volunteering or donation, please visit their website at https://someonecareskitchen.org/.