Pinnacle Group provided holiday meals to thousands of families as the presenting sponsor at LULAC’s 14th Annual Cena-En-El-Barrio on Dec. 8. The meals were distributed to 2,500+ local families in partnership with the North Texas Food Bank and the H-E-B grocery chain. Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca welcomed volunteers, including Pinnacle associates and more than 100 high school and college students, to the North Texas Food Bank – Perot Family Campus at 3677 Mapleshade Lane in Plano.
“Through their support, Pinnacle Group has ensured that thousands of senior citizens and low-income families will be able to enjoy a warm meal with their loved ones this holiday season,” said LULAC National President Domingo Garcia of Dallas. “By bringing joy right to their doorsteps and offering peace of mind to our neighbors in need, this collaborative effort truly brings our community closer together.”
Among the North Texas Food Bank’s 13-county service area, one in six people is food insecure. Knowing that the holidays can put an additional strain on resources, the Cena-En-El-Barrio event provides nutritious meals to some of the area’s most impoverished to ease this burden. H-E-B donated a protein-packed dish and the North Texas Food Bank provided sides, including fresh produce and canned foods. Pinnacle Group’s sponsorship supplemented these contributions and associates from the Dallas-based workforce solutions provider joined the assembly line of volunteers in packaging the meals on Dec. 8, as well as providing them with snacks throughout the day.
“Pinnacle Group was built upon the tenet of servant leadership,” Vaca said. “We have been so blessed this year and because of that success, we had the opportunity to give back in our own backyard by partnering with LULAC to support the 14th Annual Cena-En-El-Barrio event. I’m delighted that our Pinnacle family could help feed thousands of loving families. It’s made all of our holiday seasons a little bit brighter.”