OROVILLE, Calif. December 13, 2016 – It all added up to 2,775 pounds and consisted of frozen birds, canned oysters, stuffing mix and pasta.
In all, PG&E and employees donated 120 frozen turkeys, dozens of hams, and a variety of cans containing soups to nuts.
For the second consecutive year, employees from PG&E’s North Valley Division organized a food drive for the North State Food Bank in Oroville. The agency serves an eight-county area and provides food to individuals, group homes for youth, seniors, soup kitchens and church pantries.
“PG&E employees are part of the community where they live and work. We give back to our communities and are proud to support the Food Bank,” said Lia White, senior manager, PG&E’s North Valley division.
Yesterday (Dec. 12) employees in a flatbed truck and trailer delivered the collected food, which was supplemented by a donation from the company’s shareholder-funded community relations department that purchased the turkeys, hams and cheeses.
“This donation is wonderful. This food will get us through the holidays and into January,” said Lisa Roehling, manager of the food and nutrition program for the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc., which runs the food bank and serves Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Plumas, Sierra, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties.