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Employees of Access-Control Manufacturer Linear Donate 6,000 Pounds of Non-Perishables to Community Food Banks


Two month-long interoffice food drive competitions inspired employees at access-control manufacturer Linear LLC to donate more than three tons of non-perishables to help food bank facilities near the company’s offices in California, Michigan, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

Linear employees donated more than 6,000 pounds of food to local food banks. From left to right: Larry North, marketing manager; Keith Teare, vice president, engineering; and Troy Hawkins, sales operations manager. Linear launched the food drive initiative in August. Competing teams from the various offices challenged and encouraged one another to collect non-perishable food items for local community food banks. From launch until the final drop-off in October, the competition resulted in the collection of more than 6,000 pounds of food that will benefit the San Diego Food Bank in California, Palmetto House in South Carolina, Chester County Food Bank in Pennsylvania, and Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank in Michigan.

"So often we find ourselves caught up in the chaos of life, that we forget there are people who can benefit from simple acts of giving," said Duane Paulson, senior vice president of product and market development. "At Linear, we are fortunate to have incredibly generous employees, eager to donate their time and effort to help those in our community. Partnering with local food banks has allowed us to set a precedent for other local companies, challenging them to step up and support the fight against hunger, while greatly boosting company morale."

According to, about 50 million Americans live in food insecure households, 33.5 million adults and 16.7 million children. This also includes 8.8 percent of seniors living alone, or roughly one million households.

Linear LLC provides engineered radio-frequency products and is a supplier of wireless residential security systems, access control, intercoms, garage door operators, gate operators, short- and long-range radio remote controls, and personal emergency reporting systems.

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