Chehalis, WA – Lewis County PUD (PUD) employees collaborated in raising $3,000 and on Monday, December 4, 2023, they donated it to the Lewis County Food Bank Coalition (LCFBC).

The funds are 100% provided by PUD employees through donations and fundraising. Every $1 contributed to LCFBC translates into at least $1.72 in food they are able to distribute to nine food banks throughout Lewis County.

The Lewis County PUD team appreciates the work the Lewis County Food Bank Coalition accomplishes for our community and is proud to be able to support their mission with this donation.

“This donation shows the heart of our PUD employees for our community,” said PUD General Manager David Plotz. “It’s a humbling reminder of service to the neediest, and I am proud of our team’s spirit of generosity.”

Left to right: PUD Employee Noe Ortiz Sandoval, PUD Employee Ashley Fisher, PUD Employee Tristan Voie, PUD Employee Daniel Hargrove, PUD Employee Rainee Habersetzer, Lewis County Food Bank Coalition Chairman of the Board Bruce Graham, and PUD Employee Jayln James.

About Lewis County Public Utility District

Lewis County PUD is a community-owned, locally governed utility providing power services and telecommunications infrastructure to approximately 35,000 customers throughout most of Lewis County and adjacent communities.

About Lewis County Food Bank Coalition

Lewis County Food Bank Coalition (LCFBC) is a non-profit organization that has been in operation since 1988. LCFBC acts as a central warehouse that collects food donations from the public, local companies, and sponsors. Food is distributed to nine food bank locations. LCFBC is proud that each of the nine locations are run by an all-volunteer staff, whose purpose is to maximize all resources (funds and food donations) to help the Lewis County residents who are in need.