IAH and NCF Work Together to Feed the Hungry
Friday, February 10, 2012
Pictured top left to right: Michael Sparks, Monica Austin, Reny Hicks. Bottom left to right: Josh Barton, Joseph Reed, Chris Espada, Matt Baugh, Josh Alderette.
A recent food drive in Texas led Houston Intercontinental ATCT (IAH) and the NATCA Charitable Foundation (NCF) to work together for the Houston Food Bank.
What started as two small boxes of donated goods from the FAA led to two large bins of food weighing in at more than 350 pounds provided by our very own NATCA members.
“Honestly, the E-board and I wanted to do our facility, NATCA, and last but not least, the city of Houston, proud,” said air traffic controller Matt Baugh. “We decided the best way to do that was to raise and donate enough food and money to make a difference.”
To donate even more, IAH developed a system where controllers working overtime could donate $10 to the cause, providing an additional $50 to the food bank.
Each dollar donation provided a total of three meals, and every 1.2 pounds of food was equivalent to one meal. The 45-member tower donated approximately 388 pounds of food and, with the support of NCF, raised an additional $1000. IAH and NCF together donated a grand total of 3,175 meals to the Houston Food Bank.
“Although we are a smaller local, we still can make a difference,” said Baugh.
NCF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization, helping to make a difference to the under-served expanding across the country. NCF is NATCA's charity of Choice, and involved in several fund-raising events, including one at the upcoming NATCA Denver Convention 2012. To find out more about how you can help and donate to NCF, visit their Web site at ncf.natca.net.