Thomas & Hutton Makes An Impact At Second Harvest

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

With an increase in food insecurity, on April 1, 2020, volunteers from Thomas & Hutton (T&H), a Southeast-based professional consulting, engineering, surveying, and landscape architecture firm, assisted America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia in packing 819 boxes to provide 13,650 meals for distribution to the hungry during this COVID-19 crisis.

America’s Second Harvest is a food bank that uses food and education to improve lives and create a hunger-free community. Tom Pace, T&H’s Chief Financial Officer, serves as Vice President on America’s Second Harvest Board of Directors said, “It’s always time to help others in need, but in the middle of a national emergency more people than ever will need our assistance. It is imperative each of us step up and do our part in whatever way we can and at Thomas & Hutton we saw an opportunity to take immediate action to directly help members of our community.”

America’s Second Harvest is taking everyone’s health and safety very seriously and desperately needs help during this time. They set up the warehouse to accommodate five of their staff members and five volunteers in “stations” to allow at least six feet distance at all times. The group sanitized throughout the day and wore gloves.

Brittany Slattery, graphic designer at T&H, said, “When this opportunity presented itself, I was the first to sign up. I needed to do something to help my community and demonstrate to my young son that all of us can make a difference no matter the circumstance.”