During the February ice storms, Kentucky Power external affairs partnered with Facing Hunger Foodbank by providing a $5,000 contribution for mobile food deliveries in eastern Kentucky. The donation allowed for Facing Hunger to step in while Kentucky Power continued to work on outage restoration, ultimately restoring power to more than 59,000 customers over a two-week period.
“Partnerships with Facing Hunger, Red Cross, God’s Food Pantry and many others are invaluable at any time but especially during a crisis,” said Brett Mattison, Kentucky Power president and COO. “While we stay focused on our mission of providing electricity and the task at hand of outage restoration, it’s a relief to have other organizations step up as we saw numerous times over during the recent ice events.”
Facing Hunger is a non-profit organization that provides nutritious canned, boxed, fresh, frozen, and prepared food to nearly 116,000 individuals annually. This food is recovered and secured from restaurants, supermarkets, food distributors, the USDA, farmers, wholesalers, sportsmen, and through food and fund drives. Facing Hunger Foodbank distributes emergency food through partner agencies and programs including soup kitchens, neighborhood centers, family crisis centers, and homeless shelters for adults and children. Facing Hunger Foodbank serves Boyd, Greenup, Lawrence and Martin counties in Kentucky, along with Lawrence County, Ohio and multiple counties in West Virginia. To learn more visit: http://www.facinghunger.org