In the spirit of the holiday season, Kenworth employees at the company's headquarters in Kirkland, Wash., recently conducted a food drive that resulted in a donation of more than 7,500 pounds of food to Northwest Harvest.
"Kenworth employees conducted a very generous effort to assist the less fortunate in Washington state during this holiday season," said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. "We appreciate their caring spirit and the leadership of our 17 food drive teams, who helped encourage contributions through a friendly competition."
Kenworth employees representing the winning Kenworth food donation team of Warranty and Materials are shown with the Northwest Harvest collection truck (above) and with some of the more than 7,500 pounds of food collected (below) for Northwest Harvest.
Employees helped load all the food into a Northwest Harvest's sturdy and dependable Kenworth medium duty delivery truck from the organization's warehouse in nearby Kent, Wash.
More than 7,500 pounds of food donated by Kenworth employees are shown loaded up in Northwest Harvest's Kenworth medium duty truck ready for transport.
According to Northwest Harvest, the organization is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington state with a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Northwest Harvest provides more than 2 million meals every month. All of its food and operating funds come from individuals, businesses, foundations and other organizations, and 93 percent of its total budget goes directly to food distribution. For more information, visit www.northwestharvest.org.
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World's Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.