22 million meals*. That is what PCL Construction has provided to local communities
for the last seven years through more than $1 million in donations through its US
Food Bank Initiative. Enacted in 2009, this initiative has enabled PCL to donate
approximately $140,000 annually to local food banks, meal programs, and rescue missions
across the United States to end the fight against hunger.
In addition to monetary donations, PCL Orlando
volunteers their time to help out Second Harvest
PCL offices across the United States donated more
than 100,000 annually to local food banks.
PCL in Phoenix presents a donation to its longtime
partner, St. Mary’s Food Bank.
According to Feeding America, one in seven Americans
struggles to get enough to eat. In 2014, more than 48 million Americans lived
in food-insecure households, including more than 15 million children. PCL and
its employees recognize the need to proactively support the communities in
which they live and work, and are constantly striving to make a positive
contribution. In 2015, 14 of PCL’s operating offices each donated $10,000 to
local food banks, meal programs, and rescue missions across the United States.
In Phoenix, approximately 1.6 million meals were provided to
residents in need through a partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank.
“PCL Construction is a great partner of St. Mary’s Food Bank
and has provided hundreds of thousands of meals to Arizona’s hungry over the
years,” said Beverly Damore, president and CEO of St. Mary’s. “This most recent
donation will allow us to distribute enough food for another 70,000 meals just
in time for the holiday season. On behalf of the children and families we serve
thank you for all you do in our community.”
The greater Seattle region has benefited from PCL’s giving,
which has helped hundreds of thousands of local residents.
“Thanks to PCL for joining us in the fight against hunger,”
said Linda Nageotte, president and CEO of Food Lifeline. “We see the need for
food continuing to increase, especially among children and seniors, our most
community is strengthened when companies like PCL Construction invest in our
neighbors who are in need of healthy, nutritious food,” added Shelly Rotondo,
CEO of Northwest Harvest. “We are so grateful for the longstanding support of
PCL which has contributed to Northwest Harvest for many years. Their most
recent contribution of $10,000 is equivalent to more than 45,000 meals. Since
2009, PCL and its employees have contributed more than $48,000, or more
than 218,000 meals for hungry people statewide.”
In addition to monetary donations, employees from across the
country volunteered their time helping to package more than 3,000 pounds of
food for local families, serving countless meals to those less fortunate, and
helping food banks prepare for the holidays.
Commitment to Community
PCL builds communities through projects using steel and
concrete, but the organization also builds hope. Across the United States, the
PCL family of companies contributes thousands of volunteer hours and millions
of dollars each year to humanitarian and community development organizations,
educational programs, healthcare facilities, environmental initiatives, and
support for our veterans and military members.
*According to Feeding America, $1 = 22 meals.