TQL Returns To AG Day In Nashville
TQL Nashville was so impressive in 2015, the governor stopped by to check out the team in 2016.
For the second straight year, TQL Nashville helped the Society of St. Andrew Tennessee Gleaning Network unload, bag and distribute nearly 10 tons of donated sweet potatoes to help feed neighbors from a 12-county area.
Last year six TQL employees bagged 1,000 pounds of potatoes – 10 pounds at a time – in less than 20 minutes. Twice.
This year, two teams of five volunteered. One group manned the early shift from 8 to 10 a.m., with a second crew relieving them for the 10 to noon slot. Together they slammed even more spuds into the red mesh sacks than last year.
“It’s a win-win for everybody,” said STL John M. “We’re happy to help.”
The event was part of Ag Day on the Hill celebrating the Volunteer State’s agricultural heritage March 22.
“Obviously, we want to make a name for ourselves in the city,” John said. “We’re lucky a lot of us are doing pretty well, so it’s good to give back, good to get some balance. That’s a big selling point in a lot of the charity work we do.”
The teams took some Ag Day swag – candies, chocolate milk, cheese – back to the office. Stephanie W. and Carlton D also took some photos with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, who visited the potato drop zone.
“It was a nice surprise to see the governor,” John said. “I’d seen him before, but not as governor. He was mayor of Knoxville and I went to school at UT. He used to come into the Italian restaurant where I worked."
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