HELPING OUR COMMUNITIES
UGI Energy Services Supports Food Banks, Helps Fight Hunger
This month UGI Energy Services (UGIES) provided $40,000 to several local food banks. The company worked with the food banks to establish virtual food drives for employees to make contributions to programs in areas where they live and where UGIES operates.
“In light of the great need that is being experienced right now as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, our employees wanted an opportunity to become involved in the effort to help,” Joseph Hartz, President of UGI Energy Services said. “ The food insecurity that already exists for millions of people in our operating footprint is being greatly added to with those disadvantaged by the physical and economic effects of the virus. We are pleased to work with the various food banks to create this dedicated opportunity.”
Virtual food drives and donation programs have been established with Helping Harvest, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, the CEO/Weinberg Food Bank and Philabundance.
UGIES’ contribution is part of UGI Corporation’s overall COVID-19 community program, which has provided over $200,000 of financial support. Learn more at ugies.com and click on the “news” tab in the upper right.
UGI Energy Services Partners With American Red Cross on “Powered to do More” Program
UGIES has partnered with the American Red Cross to create the “Powered to do More” program as part of its SleevesUp – ArmsOut campaign to challenge employees to donate blood or blood components at local Red Cross locations.
“There is no known end date in this fight against coronavirus and the Red Cross needs the help of blood and platelet donors and blood drive hosts to maintain a sufficient blood supply for weeks to come,” the American Red Cross explains.