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FirstEnergy Employees Raise Money for Food Banks
May 2018

​This year, 15,000 FirstEnergy employees raised more than $470,000 and contributed approximately 28 tons of food as part of the company's 2018 Harvest for Hunger campaign.

Employees hosted creative luncheons, sporting events, bake sales, and silent auctions that resulted in more than 3.3 million meals donated to food banks, hunger centers, and other charities across six FirstEnergy service territory states where the company’s employees live and work.

"Our employees once again showed their generosity and compassion as they continue to address the need for food assistance across our service areas," said Dee Lowery, president of the FirstEnergy Foundation.

Since 2001, company employees have raised more than $5 million and donated more than 1.3 million pounds of food, totaling nearly 37 million meals.

"By using friendly competitions across our business groups and various company locations, employees are able to help stock the cupboards of food banks and other charitable organizations throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland, and New York," said Lowery.

This is another example of electric companies’ continued commitment to making a difference in their communities.