On top of being a client-serving system, Accelo makes it an initiative to take time out of our day to serve our communities too. From the States to Australia, we make it a priority to lend a helping hand where we can. This past week, the Denver team fulfilled one of our core values—Serve—and took a trip to Metro Caring.
This wasn’t the group’s first time here. Accelo was so inspired by Metro Caring’s mission to help meet people's immediate food needs while addressing poverty, that they came back for a second time. Metro Caring provides nutritious groceries to over 2 million individuals and families. In addition to addressing the city's immediate food needs, Metro Caring offers comprehensive anti-hunger resources so that families can break the cycle of poverty.
I’m so grateful that Accelo provides opportunities like this to engage with our community while building stronger bonds with my teammates.”
-Macks Schmeidler, Junior Product Manager
(From Left to Right) Macks Schmeidler, Jon Lawrence, and Julia Shorter sort through the food bins to determine what items should be distributed.
The Fresh Foods market is at the heart of Metro Caring. Here, shoppers choose from an array of nutritious foods based on their dietary needs and leave with a week's supply of groceries, including fresh fruits and veggies, grains, dairy, and lean protein. This is where our Accelo team came in. Starting bright and early, the team had orientation and a tour, then hopped right into the warehouse. That's where they sorted through the donated fresh food and helped determine what was shelf-worthy and what could be composted. The work didn't end there. Afterwards, time was spent stocking the market and storage accordingly.
“It’s so much fun being able to build relationships with people from other teams while giving back to an organization like Metro Caring. Feeling very thankful that Accelo gives us the opportunity to volunteer throughout our community!”
- Hailey Meents, People and Office Ops Coordinator
Are you looking to join a company that encourages its team to serve the community they live in? Accelo is hiring across all three of our offices—San Francisco, Denver, and Wollongong. Check out our open roles here!