McCarthy Heart Hats Team Packs 25,000 Meals for North Fulton Communities

Assists Second Helpings Atlanta with Feeding the Hungry

In September, McCarthy Building Companies’ Southeast Division assisted Second Helpings Atlanta in feeding the hungry in Metro Atlanta by packing nearly 25,000 meals.

In partnership with The Pack Shack, McCarthy’s Heart Hats community outreach program brought together 145 McCarthy employees to pack meals for Second Helpings Atlanta. The cheesy rice and vegetable meals will be delivered to North Fulton community resource centers, including Community Assistance Center, North Fulton Community Charities, Toco Hills Community Alliance and Malachi’s Storehouse.

“McCarthy has always been personally invested in the communities where we live, work and build for our clients,” said Kevin Kuntz, McCarthy Southeast Division president. “Our employees believe in making a noticeable impact, whether through the projects we bring to life or the charitable organizations we support, such as Second Helpings Atlanta. Our Heart Hats program is a cornerstone of our business, not just in Atlanta, but in all of the communities in which we operate around the country.”

The food packing event was coordinated with The Pack Shack, a non-profit that organizes meal packing all over the country. The meals were picked up by Second Helpings Atlanta, a nonprofit organization that delivers fresh, perishable food free of charge to those in need.

“Second Helpings Atlanta delivers 1.5 million pounds of food annually to those in need,” said Carlos Diaz, Operations Manager at Second Helpings Atlanta. “These meals packed by McCarthy will serve people in critical need across Metro Atlanta’s populous northern suburbs. This wouldn’t be possible without volunteered time from great partners like McCarthy Building Companies.”

About Pack Shack

Pack Shack is an Arkansas-based nonprofit that supplies provisions and opportunities for neighbors in need using hands-on activities and innovative technology. Our goal is to deliver delicious and nutritious easy-to-prepare meals that are affordable and accessible. We bring people together for crazy fun Feed the Funnel parties to pack thousands of delicious, healthy meals for local nonprofits across the country.

About Second Helpings Atlanta

Second Helpings Atlanta, Inc. (SHA) is a non-profit food rescue organization whose mission is to reduce hunger and food waste in the metropolitan Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need.  With more than 470 active Volunteers, SHA serves as the link between its current network of over 80 Food Donors and more than 50 Partner Agencies they work with who feed the hungry on a daily basis.

About McCarthy Heart Hats

The McCarthy Heart Hats community involvement program is dedicated to encouraging, supporting and recognizing McCarthy employees’ volunteer efforts in a variety of causes to ensure real needs are being met in communities where employees work, live and play. McCarthy employees are as passionate about building better communities as they are about construction. In addition to recognizing outstanding employee volunteers, McCarthy “Heart Hats” donates countless hours of in-kind services and monetary contributions to improve communities each year.

About McCarthy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 16th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2016). With approximately 1,700 salaried employees and offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.