$1,500 to Banque d'aliments Sudbury Food Bank
SUDBURY, ON, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Union Gas has provided Bank d'aliments
Sudbury Food Bank (BDSFB) with a $1,500 donation to help the
organization put food on the tables of families and individuals in need
in the Greater Sudbury area.
Bart Bond, Union Gas utility service manager northeast district
presented the cheque to Gerry Lougheed, chair of the Board of the Bank
d'aliments Sudbury Food Bank, at the organization's warehouse in
"At Union Gas we are committed to being active members in the
communities we serve and to working with our community partners to
change the living conditions for individuals and families for the
better," said Bond. "That's why we're so pleased to support Sudbury
Food Bank and the work they do to improve the quality of life for the
citizens of Sudbury."
BDSFB distributes food stocks and funds for fresh food supplies to
emergency food and meal providers across the Greater Sudbury area.
BDSFB's member agencies extend as far as Espanola and Markstay,
Capreol, Levack and Onaping along with areas such as Coniston, Garson,
Hanmer, Chelmsford and Lively. There are more than 30 agencies within
the City of Greater Sudbury and in total BDSFB assists 45 frontline
services for those in need.
"We are truly thankful to receive this donation to assist in feeding our
regions' hungry," said Lougheen. "We thank Union Gas for their ongoing
support in the fight against hunger and their continuing support of
programs in our local community."
Over the past 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more
than 400 Ontario communities. In addition to natural gas delivery
services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has contributed to the
province through significant economic investments, hundreds of jobs,
millions in municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, thousands of
volunteer hours for community organizations, major charitable giving
and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas contributed $3 million to
charitable organizations across Ontario, including more than $900,000
to United Way. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Sudbury Food Bank
The BDSFB's mandate is that every dollar raised be translated into food
on the table. The organization raises funds, which in turn are
transferred to area food banks in the form of food credits at area food
suppliers. In this way, every dollar contributed is directly translated
into food on someone's table. In current years BDSFB has also
undertaken to raise awareness and lend support to all of the
organizations under its umbrella.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission
and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience
and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4
million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than
400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario.
Union Gas, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012 and
2013 and one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2012, is a Spectra
Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately
2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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