Abbott and MacDonald-Miller Partner to Fight Hunger
by Karen Lee
November 26, 2019
Abbott and MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions joined forces to hold a food drive for our neighbor, the Northwest Harvest SODO Community Market. The food drive ran over three weeks with donation boxes placed at local offices and select jobsites. Spearheaded by Edgar Johnson, Human Resources Coordinator at Abbott and Daniel Miller, Benefits Program Manager at MacDonald-Miller, the event was a great collaborative effort from both companies who value community citizenship as part of our cultures.
Abbott’s goal was to fill at least one work truck full of donation boxes, which we exceeded by collecting over 1,600 pounds of non-perishable food items — equivalent to the weight of an average cow! Our team is already thinking of ways to increase this amount for the next food drive. Many thanks to staff out in the field and in the office at both companies for their generous contributions.
SODO Community Market opened in June after a tenant improvement completed by Abbott converted an existing retail, storage and administrative office building into the new food distribution and food bank facility.
Northwest Harvest’s mission is leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health. Their vision is ending hunger in Washington. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, they provide nearly two million meals every month.