As originally published on blog.procore.com.

Employees from offices across the globe gathered at Procore’s headquarters in Carpinteria, CA for Procore’s 2nd annual Revenue Summit, a two-day event bringing together our customer-facing teams. As we prepared to discuss company goals, products and cross-department collaboration, an idea was sparked: during Revenue Summit, we should not only focus on making a positive impact on Procore’s business and employees, but on our communities as well.

At Procore, we prioritize having a culture that supports and cultivates our communities. Procore employees are encouraged to take two paid days off per calendar year to engage in community service and are connected regularly to local volunteer opportunities. As community service is core to our culture, Will Anastas, SVP of US Sales, had the idea to make it a part of our 2019 Revenue Summit.

We searched for the right organization to partner with to host the largest volunteer event in Procore history. Having over 700 employees present, we were excited to connect with Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief nonprofit. Through Rise Against Hunger’s volunteer meal packaging program, we set the goal to package 100,000 meals for distribution across the world to those who need it most.

“Service is central to who we are as a team, it is why we exist as a company and it is who we are as human beings. It’s not just something we should do. It’s something we get to do, together. Partnering with Rise Against Hunger was the perfect way to work together to do something meaningful.” -Will Anastas, SVP of US Sales

As the first day of Revenue Summit came to a close, attendees mobilized around the mission of ending world hunger and quickly learned how to package and box the meals. Wearing team t-shirts and colored bandanas, hundreds of employees moved around a buzzing room, working together to make the most impact in a short amount of time. An hour and a half later, employees shared smiles and high-fives as we surpassed our goal of packaging 100,000 meals.

Rise Against Hunger is working to end world hunger by the year 2030 not only through their meal packaging program, but by promoting improved agricultural methods, business skills, and market access, among other things. It was an honor to not only participate in their volunteer meal packaging program, but to support a sustainable approach to ending world hunger.

Whether it’s working with nonprofits, schools, or local organizations, we’re always working to better the industry we serve and the communities we are a part of. Follow the progress of Procore.org here.