Published On: December 20, 2022489 words2.4 min read

(RICHMOND HILL, Ga.) The Backpacks of Love program, a nonprofit organization committed to eliminating hunger in school-age boys and girls in Bryan County, Ga., received extra support this Christmas season from a local commercial construction company, the Dewitt Tilton Group.

For the fourth consecutive year, Dewitt Tilton Group provided financial support for Christmas dinner packages. And this year, in an effort to combat the effects of inflation and recent economic concerns, the construction company doubled its donation.

The Dewitt Tilton Group President Chris Tilton presented the check to Pastor Steve Lane, Senior Pastor at New Beginnings Community Church, alongside Dewitt Tilton Group team members Kim Thomas, Baleigh Kelly, Aaron Cradduck and Jonathan Herrington. The team then volunteered to assemble the Christmas dinner packages.

“We really appreciate the generosity of the Dewitt Tilton Group and others who aid our mission,” said Lane. “With increased food prices, the extra financial assistance is very helpful.”

The volunteers packed the Christmas dinner boxes with ham or turkey, as well as shelf-stable items like canned fruits and vegetables for a complete and nutritious meal.

“Our whole team feels compelled to support our community, especially during the Christmas season,” said Chris Tilton, the Dewitt Tilton Group President. “We’ve been volunteering with Backpacks of Love for four years now, and it’s an organization we are proud to help. With the rising cost of food for families across America, we feel called to double our gift to this wonderful cause.”

Founded in 2013, Backpacks of Love sends at-risk and potentially hungry schoolchildren of Bryan County home with packages of nutritious 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 procure food from Second Harvest Food Bank. Donations from individuals, organizations and businesses like the Dewitt Tilton Group strengthen the effort.

For more information on the program or to make a donation, visit


The Dewitt Tilton Group, an award-winning construction company in Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry, specializes in commercial and industrial 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 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

Featured from left to right with the check: Jonathan Herrington (Dewitt Tilton Group Superintendent), Kim Thomas (Dewitt Tilton Group Director of Operations), Chris Tilton (Dewitt Tilton Group President), Pastor Steve Lane (New Beginnings Community Church Senior Pastor), Aaron Cradduck (Dewitt Tilton Group Superintendent), Baleigh Kelly (Dewitt Tilton Group Office Manager).

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