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 nearly 7,500 lbs. of food to Northwest Harvest.
"It was a very generous effort by Kenworth employees to help aid the less fortunate in Washington state during this holiday season," said Matt Brynildson, Kenworth human resources director. "We appreciate the caring spirit of our employees and the leadership of our nine food drive teams, who helped encourage contributions through a friendly competition."
Kenworth employees are shown with some of the nearly 7,500 lbs. of food donated by the company to Northwest Harvest in Washington state during a recent holiday food drive organized by employees.
After employees helped load all the food into one of the company's Kenworth T270 medium duty trucks, the T270 was driven to Northwest Harvest warehouse in Kent, Wash., to make the delivery.
According to Northwest Harvest, the organization is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 350 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Northwest Harvest provides over 1.7 million meals every month to this network. All of its food and operating funds come from individuals, businesses, foundations and other organizations, and 92 percent of its total budget goes 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 is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company's dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth also received the "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service, Two Years in a Row", according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011-2012 Heavy Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Studies(SM). Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.