With many families in the Texas Panhandle having to make choices between paying utilities and buying food each month, and with recent natural disasters, Amarillo IAM Local 1255 Pantex members and families have stepped up to help.
The team took part in the High Plains Food Bank’s (HPFB) most recent relief effort. By giving a few hours of their time, volunteers were able to assemble 14,000 meals for families in need.
“One thing you can always count on is a Pantexan’s willingness to give back,” said Local 1255 member and conductor Sentinel Ignacio Arevalo. “We’ve always been able to help this great organization out and they’ve helped us out in our hard times.”
During a strike at Pantex two years ago, Metal Trades Council members, of which the IAM has membership in, benefitted from the food bank donations. Today, Local 1255 members volunteer their time on a regular basis to support its cause.
Founded in 1982, the HPFB mission is to alleviate hunger in the Texas Panhandle and supplies food to 180 food