On February 25, 2016, The Business Council of Fairfield County, through its Wellness Roundtable, identified 49 Connecticut employers who are doing something special to promote a healthy workplace and assist all employees to live healthier lives.
All American Waste and its family of companies was recognized as one of those 49 with placement in the Gold Category of Distinction.
“As I have been involved with this program since its inception, I continue to be impressed with the level of commitment these companies have devoted to wellness within their workplaces,” commented Matthew Fair, First Vice President, First Niagara Risk Management Inc. and co-chair of the 2016 Healthy Workplaces Employer Recognition Program. “Regardless of company size, these honorees have used innovative approaches to not just engage, but to measure the effectiveness of their programs over the long-term.”
All American Waste employees have been working hard to develop healthier strategies through increased efforts to quit smoking, lose weight, increase activity, and more. Those efforts have resulted in improvements in medical insurance metrics and in this recognition from the Fairfield County Wellness Roundtable.
In March, All American Waste’s 2016 Wellness Campaign will kick off with our Know Your Numbers II, Biometric Event as we continue to work at improving our employees’ health and wellness.
Ken Vallera, Director of Sales & Operations & Joe Engravalle, Major Account Manager of All American Waste presented a donation to the Connecticut Food Bank. The funds will support the Connecticut Food Bank’s relocation to its new, state-of-the-art headquarters and distribution center in Wallingford. The new facility offers double the warehouse capacity of the Food Bank’s former locations in East Haven and Waterbury combined. Interim CEO Paul O’Leary accepted the donation for the Connecticut Food Bank and took team members from All American Waste on a tour of the building.
The Connecticut Food Bank is the state’s non-profit leader in the fight against hunger and the largest provider of charitable food donations. Some 700 partners and programs depend on the Connecticut Food Bank as a lifeline to nutritious food for the communities they serve. The Connecticut Food Bank partnered last year with retailers, donors, volunteers and growers to provide enough food to prepare more than 18 million meals to more than 300,000 people across 127 cities and towns in six Connecticut counties.