More than 500 Proofpoint employees work and live in Silicon Valley—and we are dedicated to helping our community year-round. That commitment is part of our corporate culture and for the second consecutive year the Second Harvest Food Bank has recognized our contribution with its 2015 Blue Diamond Award. Through our combined efforts, Proofpoint donated nearly $25,000 in 2015, which translates to 62,000 lbs. of food for Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
Through company-sponsored events in 2015, our employees demonstrated their generosity by making monetary donations to stop local hunger. For example, senior leaders at Proofpoint donated prizes to an employee raffle. Proofpoint employees stepped up; with all ticket proceeds benefiting the food bank. Employees also made donations through the year during various events and contests, which executives routinely matched.
Since its inception in 1974, Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to nearly a quarter of a million people each month. We are proud of our employee dedication to helping Second Harvest serve our community. For more information on Second Harvest, please visit http://www.shfb.org/. For information on how you can join our Proofpoint team, please visit www.proofpoint.com/careers