At Actian, we believe that giving back to the community is an essential part of our corporate social responsibility. That’s why the local team in Hamburg, Germany, was thrilled to have the opportunity to volunteer at a local food bank.
On the volunteer day, they were greeted by Deacon Franz Sauerteig and other volunteers. They were immediately struck by the warmth and sense of community among everyone there. After introductions, they got to work, distributing non-food items and sorting through donated food to ensure that only the best, edible items made it into the hands of those who needed it most.
As they worked alongside the other volunteers, they were struck by the importance of the food bank’s mission. Many of the people who rely on the food bank are struggling to make ends meet, and without the help of volunteers and donors, they might not have access to healthy and nutritious food.
Volunteering at the food bank wasn’t just about helping others—it was also a rewarding experience for us as individuals. It was a chance to break out of our daily routines, to work together towards a common goal, and to connect with others in our community.
They came away from the experience feeling grateful for the opportunity to give back and inspired to continue finding ways to make a positive impact in our community.
Actian encourages more of our employees to join in embracing corporate social responsibility and finding ways to give back to the communities in which we operate.