Appalachian Power donates $50,000 to local food pantries and feeding centers

CHARLESTON, WV – Appalachian Power has donated $50,000 to 15 food banks and feeding centers in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia this holiday season. The donations will help food banks be fully stocked for the high use winter season.

“Food pantries are essential in providing access to nutritious food for people in need to feed themselves and their families,” said Brad Hall, vice president of external affairs for Appalachian Power. “Appalachian Power is proud to support these organizations that in turn serve thousands of people throughout our communities.”

Organizations receiving donations include:

Tennessee

Feeding America NETN Kingsport, Tenn. $5,000

 

Virginia

Feeding America SW VA Abingdon, Va. $5,000
Feeding America SW VA Salem, Va. $5,000
Grace Network Martinsville & Henry County Martinsville, Va. $5,000
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Lynchburg, Va. $2,500
Lynchburg Daily Bread Lynchburg, Va. $2,500

 

West Virginia

Huntington City Mission Huntington,  W.Va. $10,000
Mingo County House of Hope Delbarton, W.Va. $3,000
Beckley Dream Center Beckley, W.Va. $1,500
Catholic Neighborhood Center Wheeling, W.Va. $1,500
Fayette County Emergency Food Assistance Fayetteville, W.Va. $1,500
Five Loaves & Two Fishes Kimball, W.Va. $1,500
Food Pantry Emergency Services Whitesville, W.Va. $1,500
Hungry Lamb Food Initiative Logan, W.Va. $1,500
Salvation Army Bluefield, W.Va. $1,500
Salvation Army Fayetteville, W.Va. $1,500

 

Appalachian Power invests in communities in ways beyond providing reliable electricity to customers. The company supports hundreds of organizations, such as the United Way, the March of Dimes and American Cancer Society and more with financial contributions so they may serve citizens of the area.

Appalachian Power has 1 million customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee (as AEP Appalachian Power). It is a unit of American Electric Power, one of the largest electric companies in the United States. AEP is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to customers. AEP’s more than 18,000 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 219,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 32,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 4,340 megawatts of renewable energy.

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