HOLIDAY GIVING: Nucor and its workers’ giant gift for West Seattle Food Bank

(WSB photos/video)

Every holiday season, Nucor Steel – the mill by the bridge – and its workers deliver a big gift to the West Seattle Food Bank, donating food and money. This year, after an internal competition between teams at the plant, the gifts weren’t just big, they were huge. We usually cover the delivery at WSFB HQ; this year we were invited to visit Nucor as they prepared for the delivery, too.

The food totaled almost five tons – 9,501 pounds (double last year’s total) – and required multiple trucks to be loaded for transport to WSFB:

The money donated by employees totaled $1,720. And the company’s match multiplied all that in a big way.

Nucor matched the donation with $2 for each $1 donated and each pound of food donated, so the company gave WSFB $22,442!

Here’s how the Nucor internal competition broke out:

Admin/Sales – 3,351 pounds plus $1,000
Rolling Mill/Shipping – 3,675 pounds plus $430
Melt Shop – 1,295 pounds plus $290
Connex/Emergency Trailer – 1,180 pounds

The Admin/Sales team will be presented with a trophy next week.

P.S. You can help the Food Bank in a variety of ways this season – some are listed in the Giving Opportunities section of the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, and you can also donate food and/or money directly to WSFB!

16 Replies to "HOLIDAY GIVING: Nucor and its workers' giant gift for West Seattle Food Bank"

  • Also John December 6, 2019 (6:25 pm)

    Wow….thank you Nucor.  Your generousity is amazing.

  • West Seattle Lurker December 6, 2019 (7:54 pm)

    Thank you Nucor. Your giving and thoughtfulness make me believe in the kindness of humanity. 

  • lowmanbeachdrive December 6, 2019 (7:54 pm)

    Beautiful and kind!  

  • Kristi December 6, 2019 (8:09 pm)

    What an incredible donation! Awesome job Nucor and their employees!

  • Plf December 6, 2019 (8:40 pm)

    Thank you for being such a wonderful community partneryou all rock

  • Yma December 6, 2019 (11:07 pm)

    Oh wow- thank you Nucor!!!Now – I have an ask- is there any way to tour the facility? I’ve been wondering this for years & years. It seems fascinating.

    • lowmanbeachdrive December 7, 2019 (1:18 pm)

      Yes, please, me too.  Would be so interesting to see the facility from the inside.  Happy to pay for a tour.  What if you had an annual tour that cost $10 and all proceeds went to West Seattle Food Bank?

    • Jethro Marx December 7, 2019 (7:13 pm)

      The tour is free and it is outstanding! Even non-engineers like it! (18+ unfortunately, but I can see why) We are blessed to have Nucor, not only because it’s cool to have legit industry in your neighborhood, but because they provide high quality rebar made sustainably, and have an unusually deep level of community involvement. Now if we could just get them to invest in some non-beige paint…

      • NucorTour December 9, 2019 (11:47 pm)

        Thanks for sharing this.  My elderly dad started his career detailing rebar for a big St. Louis steel company and I bet he’d love to go on the tour.  Just have to find out if it’s wheelchair accessible.

        • sam-c December 11, 2019 (4:49 pm)

          There are a lot of parts of the tour involve climbing stairs.  But, hopefully there would be an opportunity for your father to tour some portions!  It’s a great tour.

  • JC December 7, 2019 (12:14 am)

    Huge thanks to Nucor and all of their employees for their generosity!!  

  • JJ December 7, 2019 (7:07 am)

    really great

  • Ben V December 7, 2019 (4:49 pm)

    Thank you Nucor for your consistent and generous support of the West Seattle Food Bank. This food will be used right away yo serve our West Seattle Neighbors. 

  • Sillygoose December 8, 2019 (1:10 pm)

    Nucor gives 2 tours on Fridays 10 am or 1pm. Call the gal at the main number she is very helpful she’ll get you signed up. They are free!!

  • momof3boys December 9, 2019 (8:50 am)

    Way to go Nucor.  This business supports West Seattle in numerous ways.  Thank you!

  • Olivia December 9, 2019 (12:08 pm)

    Thank you, Nucor!! This is incredible and we are lucky to have you as a community partner.

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