“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late”- Ralph Waldo Emerson.
After a demanding day at work, Gurpreet Singh pulled his car full of bread, turkey, cheese, chips and more up to the closest parking space as the Infotrend team began to unload. Gurpreet, president and CEO of Infotrend, is always looking for an opportunity to help others. He makes it a point to find a way to serve those who may have less resources and opportunities, and he sets an example for the rest of the company. And this week, he was excited to partner with St. Vincent’s Beans & Bread Center in Fells Point, Baltimore.
On any given day, St Vincent’s can serve over 300 meals to underprivileged citizens in the city. St. Vincent’s Beans & Bread Center provides a multitude of services to their community, some of which include free meals, healthcare, showers, laundry, employment services, case management, housing referrals and placements, mail receipt, and telephone access. Countless Baltimore citizens facing homelessness or other challenges have been welcomed by St. Vincent’s warmth and hospitality.
Infotrend is an Enterprise IT and Management consulting firm founded in 2003. They provide IT strategies, solutions, and efficient workflows that enable federal agencies to fulfill their missions. No stranger to a challenging task, the Infotrend team needed to figure out how to transfer their technical expertise to assemble 200 sandwiches with only 5 people to help.
Eagerly, the Infotrend team worked together to create the optimal workflow, including spreading out rows of bread, assigning roles to each individual, and creating a sandwich assembly line. Now that we were ready and had a system in place, the Infotrend team got to work. Infotrend’s “highly qualified” sandwich team consists of Proposal Manager Kaity McMahon, Business Analyst Camron Ranje, Technical Writer Justin Chatarsa, colleague/volunteer Ahmad Lutfeali, and of course CEO Gurpreet Singh. In just one hour, 200 sandwiches were bagged, boxed and ready to be sent to St. Vincent’s.
After our work was done, the Infotrend team sat down for dinner together for some slices of pizza. Exchanging stories and reflections on what it means to serve, they bonded over shared experiences and ideas of what other ways they could give back to their communities. The sandwiches, along with other meal items, were delivered to St. Vincent’s Beans & Bread Center the next day, ready to be handed out to the community.
Infotrend is always searching for others to join in on their service opportunities. If you would like to know when our next service event is, please reach out to us through LinkedIn or on our website: www.infotrendusa.com.
If you want to know more about St. Vincent’s volunteer programs and their mission, please visit their website at https://www.vincentbaltimore.org/home