At TD and Co., we strive to foster the sense of community that you feel around the table: a feeling that we are part of something bigger than ourselves. Tom has long maintained that, as food people, we need to feed people whether they can afford to eat in our restaurants or not. This principle has inspired his long-term leadership with organizations such as Share Our Strength and Food Lifeline, where Tom has dedicated over 30 years and millions of dollars towards ending hunger. Along with Tom, our family of coworkers also share in the priority towards giving back. They do this through volunteering time and skillset to organizations such as Teen Feed, FareStart, Midsound Fisheries Enhancement Group, Mary’s Place, and more.
We believe that a community is made richer by supporting the arts; we work closely with the Seattle Theater Group to help fund the programming at the Paramount and Moore theaters as well as music epicenters like KEXP and Seattle Opera. Our environmental work is focused on local wild salmon habitat preservation and raising awareness around the threat of Pebble Mine in Alaska as well as The PCC Farmland Trust, since without farmland, there is no food. Finally, we lend our support to education and nutrition programs for K-12 public schools. We continue to work closely with the Seattle Public School’s culinary programs and Career and Technical Education classes to inspire potential job paths within the restaurant industry.