Westville’s Polar Pantry food drive raises money for families in need

Westville’s Polar Pantry food drive raises money for families in need

From December 1-15, ABB’s Westville, Oklahoma, USA, motor plant hosted its annual Polar Pantry food drive to benefit Westville’s Hope Center emergency food pantry program. Four teams competed to raise the most cash donations to help families in need in the Westville area.

In addition to helping needy members of the community, the winning team earned an extra 30 minutes of lunchtime on one designated day, while the losing teams’ supervisors received a pie in the face during the plant’s holiday meal.

In a mid-contest plot twist, senior supervisor Nolan Luttrell, production manager Gabe Coldwell and plant manager Brian Thurber volunteered to receive an additional pie in the face if the plant could raise $1,000, $1,250 or $1,500, respectively. Together, Team Westville raised more than $1,500, which meant all three managers - plus quality engineer Dom Lannutti, warehouse supervisor Tristan Philpot, production supervisor Mike Hopson and production supervisor Stan Forrester - were pied at the holiday meal.

As a bonus, ABB’s donation match brought the total funds raised for Hope Center to $3,000. 100% of the proceeds will go back to the Westville community through the center.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Polar Pantry. Your generosity and teamwork prove why Westville is such a strong community.


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