Dewitt Tilton Group Supports Richmond Hill’s Backpacks of Love Program to Fight Hunger

Commercial construction company donates time and resources to a worthy cause

(POOLER, Ga.) Dewitt Tilton Group, a leading commercial construction firm in the Southeast, donated $1,000 and the valuable time of their employees to assemble family food packages during the holiday season. This is the second consecutive year Dewitt Tilton Group has supported the Backpacks of Love program.

“We are fortunate and so grateful for our success in Richmond Hill, and we want to support our community in a truly meaningful way. Fighting hunger is one way we can give back,” said co-principal Chris Tilton. “Backpacks of Love is a wonderful program, not only feeding children during the holidays but throughout the school year. This effort is truly inspiring,” he added.


(Pictured Left to Right): Members of the Dewitt Tilton Group and family join Richmond Hill’s Backpacks of Love program to pack festive meal boxes for schoolchildren and families that may otherwise go hungry over the holidays.

Founded in 2013, Backpacks of Love sends needy and potentially hungry schoolchildren of Bryan County home with bags of nourishing food each Friday and before extended school breaks. A partnership between United Way of the Coastal Empire and the New Beginnings Community Church provides funding to access food from Second Harvest Food Bank. Individual and business donations from companies like Dewitt Tilton Group supplement the effort.

Melodie Lane, director of Backpacks of Love, welcomes the support. “We appreciate the generosity of companies like Dewitt Tilton Group, especially during this time of year,” she said.

Lane worked with Dewitt Tilton Group staff members before the holidays to pack boxes with ham, turkey, yams, mac and cheese, canned vegetables and other shelf-stable items. These seasonal packages are in addition to the food assistance offered year-round.

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The Dewitt Tilton Group, an award-winning construction firm in the Lowcountry, specializes in commercial construction. The principals, Andrew DeWitt and Chris Tilton, have over 50 years of combined experience in the local construction industry. The firm manages every aspect of a commercial project from pre-construction to the final walkthrough. Known for using only highly reputable contractors, the Dewitt Tilton Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities, which guarantees a smooth construction process for each client. The firm is headquartered at 119 Canal St. Suite 106 Pooler, GA 31322. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call 912.777.3404 or visit

Kim Thomas
Dewitt Tilton Group

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