Boeing teams up with local non-profits to help fight hunger in Puget Sound

Boeing volunteers pack food at a Norwest Harvest distribution center in Kent, WA

April 26, 2019 in Our Community

In an industrial food distribution warehouse in Kent, WA, Teresa Ast volunteers her time to package food that will eventually help feed the hungry in the community. She, along with a crew of other Boeing volunteers, were energized by their ability to work together to make a difference. “It is amazing,” said Ast. “Our company is amazing and it is all about giving back to our communities and making the places where we live prosper and do great things”

Boeing and its employees are proud of the company’s long-time commitment to help fight hunger in Puget Sound communities. As part of that effort, Boeing employees participate in a Food and Essentials Drive and volunteer monthly at Northwest Harvest’s Kent, WA distribution center to pack food.

According to Jasmine Bridges, Corporate Giving Officer for Northwest Harvest, “To have Boeing as a partner, it really means they are invested in the work that we do.

We are helping to address the root causes of hunger.” Northwest Harvest supports 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools statewide.

In 2018 and 2019 alone, Boeing volunteers donated more than 3,800 hours of service with our food bank partners, including the Emergency Food Network, Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest. Through team volunteer matching, donations and gift matching, Boeing and its employees have raised more than $490,000 for these nonprofit partners.

By Cathy Rudolph