Dozens of volunteers from PennEast Pipeline Company spent the day with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley last month to pack “SUNShine Boxes” in preparation for the winter and holiday season. The SUNShine Boxes program assists more than 2,000 local senior citizens each month.
“We’re dedicated to being a good partner in the communities that we serve and today’s an example of where we’re giving back to our communities,” said Tony Cox of PennEast member company UGI Energy Services.
PennEast Pipeline Company also gave a $2,500 grant to support one of the food bank’s longstanding meal programs, “Backpack Buddies.” This program helps to ensure that low-income children receive a backpack of nutritious food to supplement their meals during weekends and holidays.
“We were really excited to pick up the phone and read our email and see that the PennEast Connector fund was here to support us and we are excited to work with you,” said Second Harvest Food Bank Director Paul Lynch.
Learn more about the volunteer day and Second Harvest Food Bank in the video below.