The tagline for Keystone Aviation is “Enhancing Business. Elevating Personal Lives.” The development of this line is a result of thoroughly analyzing exactly what the mission of Keystone Aviation is. While obviously one’s immediate thoughts are related to general aviation, Keystone Aviation’s associates don’t stop there. By investing his time and energy with The Utah Food Bank, Keystone Aviation associate Scott Tucker elevates the lives of those who are less fortunate. In describing his experience volunteering for the Utah Food Bank, Scott describes, “I think the first thing that strikes you when you arrive is just how big the operation is, from its building to rows of packaged food that are ready for delivery, it’s an enormous operational endeavor.” He continues, “everyone is focused and there is a real sense of esprit de corps among those of us who have come to hopefully make a difference in our community. Even with Utah’s economy that weathered the Great Recession better than most states, the statistics regarding hunger cannot be ignored:
• 1 in 6 Utahans are at risk of missing a least one meal a day
• 472,000 of Utahans are food insecure, that is 17% of Utah’s population
• 1 in 5 Utah Kids are unsure where their next meal will come from (as a parent, that one hurts the most)
• The Utah Food Bank has been actively engaged in serving the needs of Utah’s hungry for more than 100 years. Last year, 69,000 nutritionally stocked back packs were distributed to children at 32 after-school sites, 202,000 meals were served to kids of low income families, and the Food Box Program delivered over 41,000 boxes to seniors and those with disabilities who participate in the monthly food assistance program.
Scott’s involvement in the Utah Food Bank is just one of the numerous examples of “A Passion For Service” that make up the TAC culture, on the ramp, in the office, and in personal lives. If you would like to learn more about the Utah Food Bank, CLICK HERE to visit their website.