COVID-19 Response: Lockheed Martin’s Community Support

COVID-19 Response:

Lockheed Martin in the Community

Lockheed Martin and Food Service Providers Deliver Meals in Local Communities

Lockheed Martin business areas and functional organizations across the nation are finding new ways to support local communities. With most employees teleworking, the demand for on-site food service is much lower, we are finding creative ways to keep working with our food service providers while helping local communities at the same time.

“During this unprecedented time, it is more critical than ever to come together—with our community organizations, local governments and neighbors—and provide support to those who need it most,” says Missiles and Fire Control Community Relations Manager Allison Rivera. “Together, we can have a substantial impact.”

At Lockheed Martin Headquarters, Aramark made 9,850 boxed lunches for a local Bethesda, Maryland hospital, and various charitable organizations from April 6 until May 8. Suburban Hospital, Bethesda Cares, the National Center for Children and Families and the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless all received donated meals.
Aramark donating food to Suburban Hospital

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, Texas, and its food service provider, Compass, are preparing 4,200 meals each week for the next month to the Presbyterian Night Shelter, the Salvation Army and (beginning in May) the Union Gospel Mission.

The Aeronautics team is also preparing food donations in Marietta, Georgia, and Palmdale, California. Contributions of 1,250 meals per week will support the Veterans Empowerment Organization MUST Ministries and Hosea Feed the Hungry in Marietta, Georgia. Grace Resources will be receiving 600 meals per week for the next month in Palmdale, California.

Aero Food Donations Prep
Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) and Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) are supporting key community partner organizations with relief efforts in the Orlando, Florida, community. MFC is partnering with Aramark to deliver 140 lunches per day through the end of April to the Salvation Army. The team is also partnering with Prince Foods in Grand Prairie, Texas, to deliver 60 lunches per day to the Arlington Life Shelter. RMS is donating 200 meals per day for 30 days to One Heart for Women and Children in Orlando. These meals support 120 children and 80 adults each day. 
One Heart for Women and Children
Lockheed Martin RMS also has food donation efforts underway in Moorestown, New Jersey, and Bridgeport, Connecticut. For the month of May, RMS will deliver 1,000 meals a week in both locations to support local first responders and community members. St. Vincent’s Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, and the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County will receive meals in Connecticut. In New Jersey, meals are being donated to Cathedral Kitchen, Cooper Hospital and Ronald McDonald House of South Jersey.
RMS Meal Donations in NJ
Lockheed Martin Space has donated more than 4,000 meals to seven hospitals across five states through partnership with local catering services. In Colorado alone, the business has donated 750 meals each to Littleton Adventist Hospital and Swedish Medical Center. Other recipients include Huntsville Hospital in Alabama, Zuckerberg Hospital and O’Connor Hospital in northern California, Paoli Hospital in Pennsylvania and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Virginia. 
Space Hospital Meal Donations
Lockheed Martin is also taking steps to aid supply chain businesses that help deliver national security for our nation and its allies, as well as supporting health care workers on the frontlines by donating thousands of pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to local hospitals across the nation.