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Oncor Employees Host 8th Annual Food Drive
October 2017

​This summer, Oncor employees raised more than $13,000 and 9,000 pounds of food to help 50 nonprofit organizations throughout Texas in its 8th annual companywide food drive.

Nearly 1,200 employees from 68 Oncor locations participated in the food drive, bringing Oncor’s running totals for the past eight years to more than 76,000 pounds of food and more than $150,000 donated to local food banks and pantries. In keeping its tradition, Oncor also will donate $250 to each agency.

Oncor service centers made donations to food banks and pantries in their local areas. Dallas Transmission raised 372 pounds of canned goods for Irving Cares, and the Texoma Transmission service center donated nearly 70 pounds of canned goods to Denison Helping Hands, a non-profit food pantry that provides for more than 6,000 families per year.

“One in four kids in North Texas are food insecure,” said Deborah Roach, Corporate Engagement Specialist for the North Texas Food Bank. “When school’s out, children are without free or reduced lunch, which makes the summer time one of the most important times for donations. From the bottom of our hearts and from all of those we represent, we thank Oncor for its support every year.”

Employees at Dallas headquarters got creative with their donations and several floors competed in a “CANstruction” competition to see which floor could construct the most creative design to display their donations. The winning floor won the competition with its “Lighting the Way to End Hunger” design, stacking their tuna, fruit, and bean cans to create a lighthouse above a sea of macaroni and cheese boxes.

“I am proud of our employees and our team effort for going above and beyond to help those around our community,” said Mariela Rangel-Soto, Administrative Assistant at Dallas Transmission.