Seattle, Washington (November 30, 2016) – For the eighth year in a row, PCL Construction is helping local families with their holiday meals with both service and donations. Since 2009, PCL Construction has donated $75,000 to charities like Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest to help fight hunger in local communities.
After handing over a corporate donation, a dozen PCL employees rolled up their sleeves and spend the afternoon sorting and packing grocery items at Food Lifeline’s new warehouse in Seattle.
“Giving back to our community is a cornerstone of PCL,” said Tom Doig, vice president and district manager of PCL. “Our annual food bank donation and volunteer day is one of the most gratifying days of the year. It means a lot to me that our employees care enough to spend their day serving our community.”
Thanks to donations from companies like PCL, farmers, food manufacturers, grocery stores, restaurants and individuals, Food Lifeline is able to collect and redistribute surplus food to people in need all over western Washington. Approximately 40 million pounds of food was redirected last year, away from landfills, and into the hands of hungry families.
According to Feeding America, 13 percent of households experienced food insecurity issues in 2015, and households with children reported food insecurity at a 17 percent higher rate than those without.
For the last eight years, offices in PCL Construction’s operating locations have contributed more than $1 million to local food banks across the US.
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $7 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.