YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Boak & Sons Inc. President Sam Boak has dedicated himself and his company to giving back to the community since he started the business over 45 years ago with his father, Sam Boak Sr. Since then, he has donated time, funds and goods to dozens of local organizations, one in particular being the Second Harvest Food Bank.

This holiday season, Boak decided to donate a large portion of a workers' comp rebate the company received to the Second Harvest Food Bank. The rebate was awarded to Boak & Sons for their success in working safely, especially during the COVID-19 shut down. Portions of this rebate were also given back as bonuses to the hourly employees of Boak & Sons for their hard work.

"Earning the rebate was something to be extremely proud of," said Boak. "The men and women of Boak & Sons have worked tirelessly in an extremely difficult year to ensure the success of this company, and we all know how important it is to give back. We are extremely grateful to have the opportunity to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank during a time that it is needed more than ever."

Second Harvest Food Bank is based in Youngstown, Ohio and is a member of Feeding America. They solicit, store and distribute food to hunger-relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Boak has donated to Second Harvest on multiple occasions, and did not hesitate to do so again this year.

"Not only does Second Harvest do wonderful things for the people in need in our community, but they also help other local organizations in need," Boak said. "They are great stewards of the donations they receive and we know that each dollar donated will be used to the maximum benefit. Mike (executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank) and his team are out in the public doing all they can to help those in need, and those are the kinds of morals we as a company uphold."