Accuform Signs employees broke away from their daily routine Friday and spent the day giving back to local charities.
John Murphy, director of customer care, said employees packed 30,000 meals for needy Hernando County children, which were distributed through Feeding Children Everywhere, and built 250 teddy bears, which were delivered to children in hospitals by the Tampa Bay Rough Riders.
Accuform CEO Wayne Johnson said the company has a tradition of charity days to celebrate the holidays and keep with the "spirit of giving."
"Our employees love to give, but are not always able to give on their own," Johnson said. "They're very generous."
Accuform employs 293 people and created 42 new jobs in 2012. Johnson said the company will give each employee eight hours of paid community service work at the charity of their choice in 2013.
"We're excited to be able to provide the opportunity to give back," Murphy said.