Bill Caler and employees of CDL hosted a food pantry outreach to more than 100 government employees who work in the same building and were impacted by the recent government shutdown. The outreach occurred on four days throughout the month of January. The building’s main conference room was used as a make-shirt mini-market for the government employees.
CDL and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Secret Service, the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement all occupy the same building space.
To help offset the costs associated with the government shutdown, Bill and CDL employees donated and created the market-style outreach with additional support from a local Publix and Morgan Stanley BeachPointe Group. Employees from the four different agencies were invited to the main conference room to select complimentary food items and paper products that would assist them during the shutdown.
“The men and women from these agencies are our building neighbors and friends,” said Bill Caler, who is a former U.S. veteran. “We felt it was important to let them know we are here to help.”