Office of Environmental Management

Hanford Contractors Team Up to Erase Hunger

April 10, 2018

You are here

Mission Support Alliance President Bob Wilkinson, left, and Bechtel Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project Director Brian Reilly helped pack more than 6,100 Bite2Go food kits.
Mission Support Alliance President Bob Wilkinson, left, and Bechtel Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project Director Brian Reilly helped pack more than 6,100 Bite2Go food kits.

RICHLAND, Wash. – Two contractors at EM’s Hanford Site recently teamed up to help end childhood hunger.

   Employees from Bechtel’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) and site services provider Mission Support Alliance (MSA) volunteered with Second Harvest Tri-Cities by packaging weekend food kits for the Bite2Go program. The kits, which include food products that don’t need to be refrigerated or cooked, are distributed to local children who may not otherwise have access to food over the weekend. 

   “Hungry kids have a harder time learning and staying focused in school,” said Bob Wilkinson, MSA’s president. “Supporting this program gives these students, our future leaders, the opportunity to do better in school.” 

Mission Support Alliance organizes at least four volunteer events at Second Harvest each year because employees feel so strongly about the organization and enjoy seeing the tangible results of their efforts.
Mission Support Alliance organizes at least four volunteer events at Second Harvest each year because employees feel so strongly about the organization and enjoy seeing the tangible results of their efforts.
Bechtel’s NextGen and Women@Bechtel employee resource groups volunteer at the Bite2Go Builds and mobile markets throughout the year.
Bechtel’s NextGen and Women@Bechtel employee resource groups volunteer at the Bite2Go Builds and mobile markets throughout the year.

   Bechtel and MSA employees volunteer at Second Harvest for hundreds of hours a year. In addition, the companies make corporate financial contributions to support the Bite2Go program.

   “It’s exposure to things like this that make you realize how lucky and fortunate you are,” WTP project director Brian Reilly said. “It makes me feel good that I can do something that helps the community, especially children.”

   Holly Siler, regional executive director of Second Harvest, appreciates the support from the Hanford contractors.

   “Bite2Go has reached new levels of service thanks to the time and financial contributions from Bechtel and MSA,” Siler said. “Hanford contractors are such a vital part of our economy, it’s amazing to see the support they are also willing to provide in the community.”

Email Updates

Gov Delivery logo

To receive the latest news and updates about the Office of Environmental Management, submit your e-mail address below.


* indicates required
Email *