Fairfax County is so fortunate to have companies and organizations that understand the importance of giving back to our community. We’re egg-stremely proud of one Springfield, VA business especially that spread the love — and the protein — at food distribution events earlier this year.
De Lune Corp provides services in agriculture and food, IT, healthcare, and energy solutions. It also specializes in supply chain efficiency and customized logistics around the United States; and it is located right here in Springfield, VA!
Unfortunately, along with a host of other challenges, food insecurity is a concern that many in Northern Virginia face, and it is a problem that continues to rise under the storm of COVID-19. De Lune is among those organizations that have stepped up to provide much-needed food to depleted food banks and participate in food distribution events around Northern Virginia.
But it was its recent Valentine’s Egg-stravaganza that had us really feeling the “love” for this local gem.
For the second year in a row, De Lune committed to sourcing and donating as many as 20,000 farm fresh eggs for the Alexandria United Community’s Eggstravaganza over Valentine’s Day weekend. This generous support to help local residents, families, food pantries and shelters was much anticipated as it provides a vital source of protein, which is important for brain and muscle development, and an essential for good nutrition that is often in high-demand at food distributions.
De Lune Corp President Gaddafi Ismail told ABC’s Jay Korff, “I’ve been watching the news closely and I see how bad the pandemic has affected the country as a whole.”
The United Community’s food pantry, for example, fed about 1300 people a month before the pandemic. Now, they are trying to meet the demand to feed around 1300 people a week.
To start the food pantry’s Valentine’s Eggstravaganza program last year, De Lune donated 20,000 eggs. And that’s a lot! But seeing the extreme need in the company’s local community this year, the business decided not only to go above and beyond, but to give neighbors a little extra heart.
This year, De Lune sourced and donated more than double last year’s commitment — 50,000! — eggs from a plant in Pennsylvania. And De Lune made sure that a love-ly personal touch was added to each and every egg. A tiny pink heart was stamped on each one!
“It’s just not an egg,” Ismail told ABC. “You always see a white egg. When you see a pink heart on it it’s extra special.”
We’re proud to have De Lune Corp in the Springfield community and so grateful that this company places corporate social responsibility at the heart of its operations, regularly seeking opportunities to serve the community, both locally and at large.
Thanks, De Lune Corp, for being a great neighbor!