Dropping off the 300 Kids' Snack Bags in the photo above is: Tom Barbarini, Jamie Hallowell, and Kathy Hadaway
The Welch’s Lawton Plant, along with efforts of its corporate sustainability team, UFW Local 825, and its employee volunteers launched a plant-wide food drive in May asking for donations and volunteers to assemble 300 Kids’ Snack Bags that include individually-wrapped food items such as oatmeal pouches, granola bars, fruit roll-ups, and juice boxes.
As guests visit the pantry, their initial Summer visit will provide them with one of these special Snack Bags for each child in their family.
Kathy Hadaway, the local plant’s Growing Tomorrow Together Advocate shares, “The employees at the Welch’s Lawton Plant are a very generous group, especially if it involves children as the beneficiaries.” We couldn’t agree more, and we thank them for their efforts and kind hearts. These bags are sure to bring smiles to the many little faces we see this Summer.
Welch’s sustainability initiative of “Growing Tomorrow Together” includes sustainable practices, one of which is that of Serving the Community. It states that “Welch’s employees and farmers are committed to improving the communities in which we work and live. We show this commitment through donating our products to help feed families in our local communities and through encouraging employee volunteerism.”