Employees at IBM got together to celebrate their many charitable causes this past year.
The two biggest ones were Rochester Public Schools and Channel One foods.
Volunteers set up a program where students get to take home donated food in backpacks for the weekend.
IBM employees helped collect and pack enough food to feed 1,200 students throughout the school year.
"I remember starting 23 years ago in September and we had a kick off similar to what we've done this year and you couldn't help get excited about it. From that day forward it's just been part of what we do. It's something that the corporation encourages,” IBM Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign Member Mike Prochaska says.
Volunteers with IBM presented a $117,000 check to Rochester Public Schools.
That money will go towards equipment and special programs.
Organizers also announced that in 2012 the company donated over $1.25 million to area charities.