Covanta and Goodr partnered to give back to those in need. On Feb. 25, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the organizations collaborated to give residents a week’s worth of groceries in the nation’s fifth-hungriest state.
According to okcbank.org, Tulsa County has a 13.9% food insecurity rate. During the event at Eugene Fields Elementary School, Covanta government relations director John Scott spoke to rolling out about their joint act of community service.
What’s it like knowing your company is providing 100 families with a week’s worth of groceries?
To me, it means we are good corporate stewards. We’re touching the community. For us, being able to provide these meals to these families that are going to last about five to seven days, means a lot to us. We want to continue to do this good work in the Tulsa community.
What is the partnership with Goodr like?
The partnership has been great. Goodr has been very proactive in making sure all of our needs were met. We couldn’t have asked for better partners.
What is your typical day like?
The days vary. I serve on the government relations side. I’ve worked with a lot of local and state legislators. The area I cover is California, Pennsylvania, Indiana and the beautiful state of Oklahoma. So I spend a lot of time communicating with local and state officials on educating them on what Covanta is about.
Where on your priority list does a grocery pop-up event like this rank on the government side of things?
It’s a huge part of it because when you have stakeholders and families are able to eat, it changes things. Students are able to go to school, they’re able to focus, and parents are able to go to work and put their best foot forward.
When you’re able to nourish the soul with the good foods you see here, it means all the difference in providing for your family and getting the best educational outcomes possible.