Raytheon Joins North Texas Food Bank in Global Month of Service – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Raytheon Intelligence & Space employees are celebrating Global Service Month by partnering with the North Texas Food Bank to sort and package 22,000 lbs of non-perishable goods and volunteer.
Food sorted and packaged as part of the mobile pantry program Friday will be donated to nearly 19,000 needy people in North Texas.
“Millions of families face hunger every day, and the pandemic has further exacerbated food insecurity across our country. We are committed to making an impact in our community and our efforts here today to pack boxes of food for families in need is one way we can do it. a difference, ”said Jeff Place, vice president of operations, supply chain and security at Raytheon Intelligence & Space.
Raytheon Technologies Global Service Month is part of the company’s 10-year, $ 500 million commitment called Connect Up. The program began on April 6 to encourage 180,000 employees to complete 1 million acts of service this year.
RI&S employees who volunteer virtually help organize in-home food drives in neighborhoods and become community advocates through the North Texas Food Bank’s Social Media Ambassador Program.
“While 800,000 people in the North Texas Food Bank service area are still expected to face food insecurity in 2021, the NTFB and our food network of partner agencies will need to continue to maintain high levels of awareness raising and food distribution to meet the needs of the most vulnerable. members of our community, ”said Trisha Cunningham, President and CEO of North Texas Food Bank.
People who want to learn more about using the North Texas Food Bank can visit their website by clicking here.
“As we move forward, support through monetary donations and especially volunteering is essential,” Cunningham said.