The BNSF Railway Foundation supports the critical efforts of food banks that serve the communities where BNSF employees live, work and volunteer. During the pandemic, food security is a priority. Recent donations include:
Funding Supplemental Food Needs in Bonner Count
The BNSF Railway Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Bonner Community Food Bank, which serves Sandpoint, ID and the wider Bonner County community. The Food Bank has come up with creative ways to serve their community, including volunteers creating and handing out supplemental food boxes, during this time of exceptional need.
Feeding People in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho
Second Harvest is a food bank that serves 26 counties in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and partners with 250 neighborhood food banks throughout the region to feed 55,000 people per week. To support the organization’s effort, the BNSF Railway Foundation recently donated $5,000 as part of the foundation’s push to aid food bank efforts across our rail network.
Helping Feed Clark County During COVID-19
The Clark County Food Bank is a regional food bank that distributes approximately 8 million pounds of food every year to people living in the Southwest WA county. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the food bank has accelerated additional services to meet the need of their neighbors. The BNSF Railway Foundation recently donated $5,000 to support the food bank’s important work.