Employees volunteer, company donates $10,000 to Utah schools

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About 75 Dominion Energy Utah employees and their family members gathered in early December to stuff food items into gift bags for students at local Title I schools.

The food was provided by Tan’s Treats, a St. George-based charitable group with the goal “to provide food on weekends and holiday breaks, when school lunch programs don’t provide the food needed.” Dominion Energy provided Tan’s Treats with a $10,000 Critical Community Needs grant to help it serve the community.

“It was a great volunteer activity,” said Kyle Gillins, lead operations specialist - St. George Operations. “This is the second year we’ve helped Tan’s Treats, which does terrific work here in the St. George area.”

Tan’s Treats is a nonprofit founded after the death of Tanner Holt in an accident when he was 23. According to the Tan’s Treats website, “When Tanner was in elementary school his Mom noticed that he was coming home from school starving. When she approached him about it she learned that he had been giving his lunch to a boy in his class that didn’t have lunch. For the rest of that year Tanner took two lunches to school, one for himself and one for his friend.”

The nonprofit was founded after Tan’s death “so we could keep on giving the way that Tanner would have. We are an organization of his family and friends that are dedicated to serving those around us as he would have done and are determined to make sure there are no hungry kids in our community.”