Supporting local food bank
It’s not uncommon for area food banks to support one another, especially when one obtains an oversupply of a certain type of food or item. It’s just one way to ensure food doesn’t go to waste and can provide it for those who need it most.
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank recently had lots and lots of extra carrots, so it shared them with the Westmoreland County (Pa.) Food Bank. These weren’t just any carrots. 15,000 pounds of large, oversized carrots typically used for canning or processing.
Fortunately, 22 area Dominion Energy Transmission employees were looking for a volunteer project and were happy to step in, sort and have bags prepared with carrots and other food items to help feed those in need in the local community.
“We are proud to call Dominion Energy a partner in our mission to help families in our community who are facing hunger,” stated Louise Wilhelm, Westmoreland County Food Bank director of volunteers and food drives. “Together, we have made a huge impact in the lives of those we serve throughout Westmoreland County.
“Dominion Energy employees have a long tradition of volunteering and giving back to the community,” said Dania Rountree, who works for Dominion Energy Transmission at its nearby Western Area Headquarters building in Greensburg. “We live and work here and enjoy volunteering at the food bank, so we never have trouble finding enough interested employees.”