Day of Giving Results in Over $400,000 to Local Food Banks

Employees from HDR's Boise office deliver a check to The Idaho Foodbank.
Employees from HDR's Boise office deliver a check to The Idaho Foodbank. 

HDR employees helped address food insecurity in their communities through more than $400,000 in grants to local food banks. 

The grants follow the annual Day of Giving employee fundraiser for the HDR Foundation and global philanthropic funds in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. The grants include $381,000 awarded to 95 U.S. food banks, CA$23,000 to 11 Canada food banks, £6,000 to four U.K. food banks and AU$5,000 to an Australia food bank.  

“Our employees share a passion for making an impact in the communities where they live and work,” said Rex Fisher, chair of the HDR Foundation board. “Helping people in need really unites us around a cause each year on our Day of Giving.”

The grants were part of a special incentive for offices reaching donation goals on the Day of Giving. 

“I’m passionate about supporting local food banks, which is why I’m thrilled that HDR launched the Day of Giving challenge,” said Kerry Clifford, health principal in HDR’s Ottawa office and a member of the HDR Canada Fund Advisory Committee. “The current economy, employment instability and rising grocery costs strain social support programs. Local food banks witness a sharp increase in demand. Beyond sparse pantries in the home, they now provide support for essential nutrition. This initiative spreads support across our office locations, benefiting our neighbors and families in need.” 

About the HDR Foundation
The HDR Foundation provides grants to qualified organizations that align with HDR’s areas of expertise: education, healthy communities and environmental stewardship. As an employee-funded and employee-driven foundation, preference is given to organizations located in communities in which HDR employees live and work, and those with strong employee involvement. Since its inception, the HDR Foundation has provided more than $9 million in grants to over 350 organizations. 

About HDR
HDR is a 100% employee-owned professional services firm. Founded over a century ago to bring electricity to a changing world, we are now a global company specializing in architecture, engineering, environmental and construction services. Our success in built and natural environments continues as we collaborate to solve our clients’ and communities’ most complex challenges. 

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