Keeping Pennsylvania’s Pantries Stocked
With the abundance of food pantries doing good work throughout Pennsylvania, Dominion Energy thought it was only natural to lend a helping hand. That’s why five food pantries throughout Pennsylvania where Dominion Energy does business recently received $40,500 in grants from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.
For recipients like FaithCentre of Bellefonte, Mansfield Area Food Pantry, and Renovo's Good Neighbor Center, Dominion Energy's grants will be used to help purchase fresh produce, vegetables, and meat for qualifying families as alternatives to less-healthy food options. For Wellsboro Area Food Pantry and Westmoreland County Food Bank, the grants will be used to give children of low-income homes meals every weekend during the school year, as well as traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to those that depend on school lunches for nutrition.
Pennsylvania House of Representative Matt Baker, who represents all of Tioga County and parts of Bradford and Potter counties, and was one of the founders and past president of the Wellsboro Area Food Pantry, could sum up how all five nonprofits felt about receiving grants: "I am very grateful and appreciative of Dominion Energy for this very kind and generous donation as I know it will be used to help hundreds of local individuals in need of food in the future."