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.”
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.”