West Seattle holiday scene: Nucor’s gift to WS Food Bank

December 20, 2013 at 5:05 pm | In Holidays, How to help, West Seattle news | 10 Comments

It’s a holiday tradition – Nucor Steel in North Delridge and its employees give big to the West Seattle Food Bank, and like Santa arriving in his sleigh, the gifts arrive in time for Christmas. Today was the day, and the morning snow didn’t get in the way of the delivery. Above, a truck from Benchmark Industrial Services pulled up – then, unloading began:

Call them Santa’s helpers; Benchmark not only donated the transportation again this year, but also donated 450 pounds of food.

Add that to the 2,750 pounds donated by Nucor, and it’s a grand total of more than a ton and a half of food – as well as $21,000 in monetary donations. You can give to the Food Bank if you haven’t already – do it online here!


  1. Yay! Awesome! Thanks for your generosity!

    Comment by Maggie — 5:07 pm December 20, 2013 #

  2. Wow! Well done, Nucor and Benchmark.

    Comment by Alphonse — 5:29 pm December 20, 2013 #

  3. Nucor is a great neighbor and community member! Thanks.

    Comment by Staceydev — 7:06 pm December 20, 2013 #

  4. Absolutely fantastic. It’s such a hard time for so many. They should he very proud!!!

    Comment by Great work — 8:07 pm December 20, 2013 #

  5. The amazing thing about this is that they do this year after year. Thanks Nucor for your continuing support of the West Seattle Food Bank.

    Comment by Pete — 9:01 pm December 20, 2013 #

  6. Nucor is a great neighbor. Was lucky enough to get to tour their facility. They have a lot of protections in place to safe guard our neighborhood. Thank you Nucor Steel.

    Comment by Out for walk — 12:36 am December 21, 2013 #

  7. Thank you ever so much Nucor…your generosity and thoughtfulness is truly beyond words. Kathi – volunteer

    Comment by Kathi — 8:31 am December 21, 2013 #

  8. West Seattle is very fortunate to have so many generous local businesses!



    Comment by miws — 9:02 am December 21, 2013 #

  9. As large as it was, Nucor’s gift won’t last long..
    Food stamp cuts and the end of holiday giving will empty shelves rapidly if we don’t all pitch in and give what we can.
    Our food bank feeds a lot of people

    Comment by JoB — 10:09 am December 21, 2013 #

  10. This is fabulous! Thank-you to the wonderful employees at Nucor! Such a tough time of the year for many people.

    Does anyone know if the local radio stations still give a concert away to a high school who collects the most canned food? I know when I was in high school my school collected 87,000 pounds for the food bank and received a concert from Christina Aguilera at our school. Nothing like a little competition to increase donations. :)

    Comment by Megan — 3:19 pm December 21, 2013 #

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