We received a glowing email from NetIG’s Director of Finance, Ruth Perdue this week, excitedly describing her company’s efforts in the 4th Annual Kent Turkey Challenge.  Not surprisingly, the structured cabling solutions provider is exploring innovative ways to motivate food and monetary donations that will directly benefit the Kent Food Bank this Thanksgiving.

In addition to the donation box provided by Torklift Central, NetIG created a second donation box of their own that is happily displayed in their lunchroom.  Ruth writes the names of each employee that donates $10 on the Hunter G. Turkey paper flyer and displays them on their donation boxes as well as along the walls of their building.  

As they grow in numbers, each Turkey Challenge flyer that adorns NetIG’s offices represents enough funding to purchase a real turkey that will feed local Kent families battling hunger and poverty this Thanksgiving. 

“We have an employee who has made a personal pledge to buy two ten dollars each week,” Perdue writes, “This level of generosity, I believe, has inspired others to dig a little deeper into their own pockets to help the cause.”

Making matters better, our local Kent Safeway at 210 Washington Ave. S.
is extending a special discount on all turkeys purchased at their grocery by the Kent Food Bank at the conclusion of the challenge.

It is always moving for us at Torklift Central to see our local business community unite in support of the Turkey Challenge each year.  The grassroots food drive continues to grow in large part by word of mouth that is inspired by support from companies such as NetIG.

Thanks to everyone who is contributing to the 4th Annual Kent Turkey Challenge.  Giving the gift of hope this Thanksgiving at the Kent Food Bank is a cause that speaks for itself.

To learn more about the Kent Turkey Challenge, visit our official web page, contact us or call us at 877.343.6933.