Donation is part of the company’s $5 million dollar commitment to Feeding America to support increased need for food assistance.
The need for food assistance in Colorado has increased dramatically as a result of the pandemic. To help provide food and other essentials to our neighbors in need, Raytheon Technologies has committed $5 million to Feeding America to support local food banks. This donation will allow Food Bank of the Rockies to provide enough food for more than one million meals.
“Never in our history have we experienced need as great as that brought on by COVID-19. Community partners like Raytheon Technologies are stepping up to help us meet that need, and we’ve been able to nearly double the amount of food we distribute each week. This gift from Raytheon Technologies will provide the funds for distribution of enough food for more than one million meals for people facing hunger during this unprecedented time. Thank you,” said Erin Pulling, CEO of Food Bank of the Rockies.
To meet this increased need, Food Bank of the Rockies is purchasing more food and hosting special mobile pantry distributions. The organization hired more drivers and warehouse staff, rented refrigerated trailers, and even secured an additional warehouse. Food is a basic need and during this critical time, Food Bank of the Rockies is taking every step possible to make sure no one goes hungry.
“The impact of COVID-19 on our communities has been swift and unprecedented,” said Greg Hayes, CEO of Raytheon Technologies. “The communities where our employees live and work are in need, and it’s truly our privilege to support our friends and neighbors during this crisis.”
Food Bank of the Rockies is one of 17 Feeding America® member food banks receiving donations from Raytheon Technologies.
Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.