We’re excited to welcome Wagstaff as our October corporate partner of the month. In addition to pledging a substantial gift to Second Harvest over a 5-year period, a Wagstaff volunteer group visits the warehouse each month to help sort food for hungry people.
Founded in 1946, Wagstaff, Inc., a Spokane, Washington based manufacturer, provides machinery, technology, and service to help aluminum producers to transform molten aluminum into solid shapes using a process called direct chill casting. Wagstaff develops, engineers, designs, and manufactures sophisticated molds, casting machines, automated systems, and ancillary equipment at its Spokane and Kentucky facilities and has commissioned systems in 58 countries.
Wagstaff is a contributor to many local nonprofits, including Second Harvest, where they’ve been a hunger relief partner for almost 23 years. In that time they’ve helped provide 1.2 million meals to families in need.
“When we started this monthly Day of Service, I wanted our employees to realize how much they really have, and that giving a little [time] each month was just a small price to pay toward what could be done for the larger community. That was really the biggest reason we did this,” said Wagstaff President Barbara Parkes.
“Knowing that when we support Second Harvest, both financially and through our volunteer efforts, we’re reaching over 250 food banks throughout our region – that’s the best kind of investment.”