DENVER, Nov. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PCL Construction will help feed more than three million people this holiday season through a $140,000 donation to food-assistance programs across the country. This is the seventh consecutive year PCL has donated to local food banks across the United States, contributing more than $1 million to help fight hunger and providing approximately 22 million meals to those in need*.
"The holidays can be a very stressful time, even more so if you don't know where your next meal is coming from," said Shaun Yancey, President and COO of PCL's US Operations. "I'm proud to work for a company whose employees take such pride in community giving."
According to Feeding America, one in seven Americans struggle to get enough to eat. In 2014, 48.1 million Americans lived in food-insecure households, including 15.3 million children.
In 2009, PCL Construction enacted its US Food Bank Initiative, enabling the company's 14 operating locations to donate approximately $10,000 annually to local food banks of their choice. This year, PCL Construction will contribute to food bank agencies in Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Diego, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, Seattle, New Jersey, Denver, Tampa and Honolulu.
The following organizations were supported by PCL's food bank giving this year:
Feeding America Tampa Bay
NW Harvest, Seattle
St. Mary's Food Bank, Phoenix
Los Angeles Mission
San Diego/Cushman Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank, Orlando
Meals by Grace, Atlanta Raleigh Rescue Mission
Food Lifeline, Seattle Community
Food Bank of New Jersey
Food Bank of the Rockies Northpoint Health & Wellness Center
Second Harvest Heartland Hawaii Foodbank
*According to Feeding America, $1 = 22 meals.
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $7 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
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Source:PCL Constructors Inc.