Lockheed Martin Donates Thanksgiving Dinners to 2,400 D.C. Metro Area Families
ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 19, 2012 – Continuing a long heritage of supporting local communities, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] employees participated in the corporation’s 42nd Annual Project Thanksgiving program. This year’s event will provide Thanksgiving meals to 2,400 low-income families in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) teams with Interfaith Works, a nonprofit agency in Montgomery County, Md., to help identify area charitable organizations that support families in need. Lockheed Martin then purchases and donates food to provide a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to families identified by these charities.
Lockheed Martin employees today gathered in Rockville, Md., to assemble the bags that will be distributed Tuesday by 78 charitable organizations from Montgomery, Frederick and Prince George’s Counties, Md., as well as Washington, D.C.
“Lockheed Martin is committed to positively impacting the communities where we live and work,” said Stephanie C. Hill, president of Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Civil. “For 42 years, we have been helping make a difference to families through our Project Thanksgiving program. I am proud of our employees for their dedication to serve.”
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation’s net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.