EnergyUnited Foundation Donates $100,000 to Local Food Banks

The EnergyUnited Foundation, a voluntary, member-funded non-profit organization supported by EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program, has launched a campaign to donate more than $100,000 to local food banks throughout the co-op’s 19-county service territory. The “Drive to SHINE” Campaign will provide critical assistance to 25 food banks to fight rising levels of food insecurity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Foundation believes this historic campaign couldn’t come at a more important time, as many EnergyUnited members and community members continue to struggle from job losses and wage reductions,” said Debra Citta, EnergyUnited Foundation Administrator. “The long lines we are observing at local food banks confirm the reality of our current economic crisis. People need to see these positive examples of cooperative leadership that shine a light on our greatest needs.”

Funds have already been distributed to 25 food banks.

“Each community has faced their own set of unique challenges during the crisis but the common solution to these problems has been cooperation from community leaders and public servants alike who worked tirelessly to extend a helping hand to others,” Citta said.