Dominion Energy Employees Help Fund More Than 27,000 Meals for Food Banks
Donations from corporate partners like Dominion Energy led the way and helped us quickly put food on the tables of those in need.
CAYCE, SC, NOV 5, 2020 – During Dominion Energy South Carolina’s annual food drive, employees contributed more than $5,500 -- enough money to provide more than 27,000 meals for South Carolinians struggling with food insecurity and hunger.
The contributions will support the missions of Harvest Hope Food Bank in the Midlands, Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) in Charleston and Golden Harvest Food Bank in Aiken and its surrounding areas.
“We very much appreciate how Dominion Energy has helped Lowcountry Food Bank fight hunger over the years with donations to our BackPack Buddies program and this year to our COVID-19 relief efforts,” said LCFB chief development officer Brenda Shaw. “The generosity of Dominion Energy employees this year, giving of themselves, speaks to their thoughtfulness in this challenging time within our community.”
Dominion Energy moved its annual fundraiser to a virtual format this year in response to the challenges presented by COVID-19. The pandemic has only increased the needs at South Carolina’s food pantries.
"As calls for assistance doubled, we turned to our community to help us help families experiencing food insecurity," Golden Harvest executive director Amy Breitmann said. "Donations from corporate partners like Dominion Energy led the way and helped us quickly put food on the tables of those in need."
The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation gave $21.2 million to hundreds of organizations in more than 20 states last year with a focus on community vitality, education, environmental stewardship and human needs. In March of this year, Dominion Energy committed $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts, including a $125,000 contribution to the One SC Fund to support a collaborative statewide response. The company’s philanthropy efforts are included in its Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Report released last month.
More than 7 million customers in 16 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and to achieving net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050. Please visit DominionEnergy.com to learn more.