PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water announced today that it selected Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to receive a $25,000 donation for its support of COVID-19 relief efforts in southwestern Pennsylvania, which will purchase 125,000 meals.
“There has never been a more critical time in our country to support one another or lend a charitable hand to our communities and our neighbors in need,” said Mike Doran, president of Pennsylvania American Water. “We know our customers, employees, and neighbors have all been personally impacted by this public health emergency. While we continue working around the clock to provide essential water and wastewater services to 2.4 million people across the Commonwealth, we also want to support the important work of the non-profit organizations helping people get through this emergency through meals and social support services.”
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank operates in the following counties where Pennsylvania American Water provides service: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Indiana, Lawrence, and Washington.
“We are extremely grateful to Pennsylvania American Water for their financial contribution during this global pandemic," said Lisa Scales, president and CEO of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. "This incredible donation will allow us to feed more of our neighbors, so that putting food on the table is one less worry for them in this uncertain time."
Pennsylvania American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation have together pledged $100,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts across the Commonwealth. Additional announcements are forthcoming, including grants to be awarded as part of the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
Last month, American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation donated $100,000 to Feeding America to help food banks across the country support individuals and families impacted by the coronavirus. For more information on hunger in our region or how to get involved, visit pittsburghfoodbank.org.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that distributes more than 35.5 million meals annually across 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania through a network of 365 agencies, partners, and programs. The Food Bank was founded in 1980 and is a member of Feeding America, the leading domestic hunger-relief charity in the U.S.
Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.