Employees Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank’s Harahan facility
METAIRIE, LA. — (November 26, 2019) — M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) employees teamed with Bienville Capital in volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank to help fight hunger in Southeast Louisiana. The volunteer group worked in Second Harvest’s Harahan-area facility to help package retailer food donations for distribution to families in need.
“Hunger impacts every parish, every community, and every zip code across South Louisiana,” MSB President Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E. said. “Particularly at the holidays, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to work with Second Harvest, which does so much for the less fortunate in Louisiana, to help make a difference in our community.”
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana and its partner agencies provide millions of meals at hundreds of food pantries and mobile pantries across the nonprofit’s 23-parish service area. Its programs also include disaster response care kits, the Senior Cafe Program that provides hot meals to local senior citizen centers, and the after-school Kids Cafe Program, which distributes free snacks and hot meals to churches, libraries and rec centers serving at-risk students across South Louisiana.
M S Benbow Community Involvement
A three-time winner of the Times Picayune Top Places to Work Award with offices in Greater New Orleans, Houston and Dallas, MSB’s culture embraces the company’s commitment to cultivate strong relationships with its clients and the communities it serves. In addition to Second Harvest, MSB team members engage with a variety of charitable organizations each year, including Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, the United Way, Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans and Special Olympics, along with several STEM education, workforce development and regional economic development associations.
Leaders in their professions, MSB engineering and support staff are involved in various STEM-based events, including the Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair (GNOSEF), the FIRST Robotics Competition Bayou Regional and the City of New Orleans’ YouthForce NOLA STEM Internship Program.
Based in Metairie, La., MSB has four locations in Louisiana and Texas and more than 100 associates delivering integrated engineering services serving the industrial, government, institutional and energy sectors.
About M S Benbow & Associates
A multi-discipline, integrated engineering consultancy, M S Benbow & Associates is regarded as one of the top professional engineering firms in the region serving some of the most notable refineries, airports, convention centers, campuses, and large public venues in the United States. With professional registrations in over 30 states and offices in Metairie, Mandeville, Houston and Dallas, MSB provides expertise in Electrical Power Systems, Instrumentation & Controls, Telecommunications & Technology, and Drafting & Design with end-to-end project management services. MSB provides a wide range of engineering services including feasibility studies, front-end engineering design, detailed design packages, site acceptance testing, startup/commissioning services and specialty installation services.