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TTM Technologies, Inc. announces it has made a $20,000 donation to Long Island Cares – Harry Chapin Food Bank through its TTM Chair of Community Service Award on behalf of TTM's Huntington facility's volunteer group, Garden on the Hill.
TTM announced the donation during a presentation on December 13th at the Huntington facility. The facility's Garden on the Hill was named the winner of the 2022 TTM Chair of Community Service award in honor of retired TTM Chairman of the Board, Robert Klatell, a community and public service champion.
The Garden on the Hill is a corporate-sponsored community garden cared for by employees, providing fresh and organic vegetables to the Long Island Cares Huntington Station satellite pantry. During the growing season, the garden volunteers donate their lunch breaks and Friday afternoons to tend to, harvest, and deliver donations to the pantry. The vegetables are then made available to the over 400 families supported by the Long Island Cares Huntington Station satellite pantry. Over the last two years, the garden has yielded over 500 lbs. of vegetables.
Executive leadership from TTM, including Cathie Gridley, Executive Vice President and President Aerospace & Defense Sector, and Phil Titterton, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, presented the $20,000 donation to Long Island Cares representatives Idalia Boczek, Director of Satellite Offices, and Kaylin Peterson, Philanthropy Manager. During the presentation, Phil Titterton referred to the donation as "nominal" compared to the work done by Long Island Cares. Kaylin Peterson was quick to respond, saying, "The donation would provide 10,400 meals on the tables of hungry Long Islanders, and that was not nominal."