INDIANAPOLIS – Superior Construction, the contractor selected by the Indiana Department of Transportation to redesign and reconstruct the I-65/I-70 North Split in downtown Indianapolis, gifted $2,000 to Westminster Neighborhood Services to help them construct little food pantries.
The decision to volunteer with Westminster comes off the heels of a recent philanthropic initiative with Habitat for Humanity. This past February, the Superior Construction team spent two days painting and installing hardware in two homes on the city’s southeast side.
Ten volunteers from Superior will build little food pantries on April 10 that will then be painted and decorated by the children of Westminster at a later date. Once decorated, the food pantries will be placed in various neighborhoods and locations throughout the Near Eastside.
The goal for Superior is to continue extending their community, family-oriented culture to the neighbors and residents of the City of Indianapolis who could use a helping hand when it comes to accessing healthy food.
“When Westminster reached out to us to see if we could support their local food initiatives, the decision was easy,” said Tim Johnson, chief operating officer for Superior. “Our employees know that when they put a Superior hard hat on, they’re representing so much more than just a construction company.”
Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator for Westminster, Azaria Brown, shared why the need for this work is so important to residents of the Near Eastside.
“The little food pantries are an action item on our Quality of Life Plan, a 10-year plan for the Near Eastside that seeks to make its 20 neighborhoods better places to be,” said Brown. “Creating these not only helps to provide more food for neighbors in an accessible way, but it also creates an opportunity for people, like the volunteers from Superior, to help.”