CNS answers Food Bank’s request for assistance

  • Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 12:00 am

CNS presents $10,000 check to Kids Café

AMARILLO, Texas – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) presented a $10,000 check today to the High Plains Food Bank to help provide meals to students in the Panhandle area.

Executive Director Zack Wilson recently sent out an urgent request for funding for their Kids Café program. He stated that they have scaled back what they are able to offer to students in their after school programs, and if funding couldn’t be secured, many kids would find themselves without a hot meal.

"Kids Café is an opportunity to not only feed children, many of whom suffer from food insecurity, but also to focus on the importance of healthy ingredients that can still taste good when prepared with care.” shared Wilson. “It’s hard to focus in school when you’re hungry. Kids Café helps alleviate hunger, to ease at least some of the stress kids feel when food is not readily available.”

Representatives from CNS, managing and operating contractor of the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration’s Pantex Plant, presented the $10,000 check to the High Plains Food Bank to help in their time of need.

“For decades, Pantexans have supported numerous civic and non-profit organizations that serve our neighbors and the people of the Panhandle. It is in that spirit of giving and helping others that each and every Pantex employee should feel that they are a part of this gift to the High Plains Food Bank and the Kids Café,” said Pantex Deputy Site Manager Todd Ailes.

“Kids Café helps alleviate hunger, to ease at least some of the stress kids feel when food is not readily available. For just $2.00, the Kids Café can provide a hot, nutritious meal to a child. We are very humbled and grateful for this generous donation by CNS,” expressed Wilson. “This tremendous donation will continue to allow us to serve kids in our community, and grow the program to reach even more children.”


Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) operates the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under a single contract for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on the performance excellence and the imperatives of safety, security, zero defects and delivery as promised.

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Steve Myers
External Communication
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