West Penn Power
Harvest for Hunger
Since 2013, the employees at West Penn Power have raised over $41,000 for the Westmoreland County Food Bank through their Harvest for Hunger campaign. For this local fundraising drive, employees at the Cabin Hill office participate in a variety of events to raise money to support the Food Bank’s programs and services. This program demonstrates the power of teamwork to make an impact on the community where they may live or work.
How have you (your employees, etc.) been affected by hunger?
West Penn Power employees realize how fortunate they are to be able to provide food and other basic necessities for their families. In an effort to give back, many of our employees support local food banks and food pantries through the company’s annual Harvest for Hunger Campaign, which includes not only the West Penn Power footprint, but the entire FirstEnergy service area. Additionally, we have more than 90 employees who volunteer regularly at local Westmoreland County food pantries, unloading food trucks and distributing food to clients. We are proud to support the food banks and food pantries in the communities we serve, as many of their clients are also our customers.
How has the Westmoreland County Food Bank impacted your business or the community in which your company operates/employees live?
The impact of the Westmoreland County Food Bank on our employees and company has been extremely humbling. Our appreciation of the services provided by the food bank and its volunteers runs deep, and has grown exponentially through the partnership we established with the organization. Through West Penn Power’s Employee Food Bank Volunteer Program, employees witness first-hand the need in our communities, and they are eager to do their part to help end hunger.
What would you tell someone who may be thinking about donating to the Food Bank?
Don’t wait – too many children and families are in need of food. Your monetary and food donations are critically needed and greatly appreciated.