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SkyWest Teams Give Back to Local Communities

Since 1972, SkyWest people have been known for providing exceptional service in the skies and in the communities where we live and work. As SkyWest celebrates 52 years of flying this month, that commitment to giving back to the community has been on full display with our people volunteering at various food banks across the U.S. 

“What a wonderful experience and opportunity we had to serve and give back to our community,” said Boise Domicile Support Specialist Bekah W. “St. Vincent’s de Paul in Boise reaches a multitude of families weekly within the Treasure Valley and it was fantastic to be a part of helping.“

Team members in Salt Lake, Denver, Los Angeles, Boise, Chicago, Phoenix, and St. George, Utah worked together to sort and pack thousands of pounds of food donations and to assemble thousands of food kits that were then shipped to families in need. While the fight against hunger remains an ongoing battle, the efforts of those who volunteered helped to ease the burdens of many families who do not always know where their next meal will come from.

“Witnessing everyone come together for such a meaningful cause was truly inspiring,” said Chicago Domicile Support Specialist Tony G. “Together we packed 901 boxes of shelf-stable food for the elderly. I’m looking forward to the next time when hopefully we can reach 1,000 boxes!” 

This initiative not only benefitted the food banks in managing their operations but also gave team members a sense of joy and fulfillment through their service.

“I really enjoyed my experience at the food bank,” said Katie H., a Human Resource coordinator at SkyWest HDQ. “It was fun to interact with coworkers outside of work while we helped with a good cause. I would love to do it again!”

SkyWest Airlines is proud to partner with organizations like food banks and other non-profit groups that provide vital support to our local communities. A special thank you to those who participated in these opportunities and the countless others who continue to go above and beyond to serve and give back.

If you are looking to be part of a team that values exceptional service and giving back to your community visit our Careers page and check out the current openings here at SkyWest!