NEW JERSEY – Employees from New Jersey American Water donated $5,000 and provided over 500 pounds of food across New Jersey’s food banks. An additional $1,700 was also donated through the American Water Charitable Foundation employee matching gift program. This means a total of $6,700 will contribute around 20,100 meals for people in need.
Atlantic City Electric, New Jersey Natural Gas Company, Jersey Central Power & Light and South Jersey Industries came together for a statewide food drive that resulted in a donation of around $15,000 and over 1,200 pounds of food donated to the 11 New Jersey food banks.
“COVID-19 has placed such a strain on our local foodbanks, with food shortages, increased prices, and increased demands due to job loss and school closures,” said Cheryl Norton, President of New Jersey American Water and Chief Environmental Officer of American Water. “I am so proud of our employees and their eagerness to give during these difficult times, and I am especially proud to work for a company that recognizes the generosity of its employees through matched donations.”
For more information about food insecurity and to locate a food bank near you, visit feedingamerica.org.