WOODBRIDGE, Conn. (December 9, 2019) – In response to the increase in food insecurity due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the employees at Synectic have stepped in to help their local community.
The team began collecting donations over the summer and had collected several hundred dollars by mid-November. Using this money, they were able to purchase over 125 nonperishable food items for donation in time for Thanksgiving. The items were donated to Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK), a local non-profit that operates a food pantry and offers to-go meals during the pandemic.
"We chose to donate to DESK because they offer so many ways to help people regardless of circumstances," said Office Manager Kathleen Murray, who helped organize the donation. "It's also located right next to us in New Haven, serving not only the city but the surrounding communities."
Synectic moved into its new Woodbridge product development and manufacturing facility in early 2019, to meet the Company's growing manufacturing needs. Its proximity to New Haven allows employees to take advantage of the many businesses the city has to offer.
“During these unprecedented times, people have lost their jobs and businesses and have had to scale back their spending waiting for the pandemic to be over,” said Synectic President Adam Lehman. “Synectic employees have been very lucky to have stayed busy during this time and felt like we wanted to give back to the community and those that needed some help. DESK is a great resource for the New Haven Community, and we are proud to help support them with food donations.”
To find out where your local food pantry or soup kitchen is and how you can donate, visit Feeding America.
About Synectic Product Development
Founded in 1981, Synectic Product Development is a full-service product design and development company focusing on design, research, development and manufacturing of medical devices and consumer products. Synectic’s specialties include design engineering, creating intellectual property, pre-clinical testing, and manufacturing. It designs for clinical relevance, manufacturability, ergonomics, and cost-efficiency. Synectic is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mack Molding.