Chehalis, WA –Lewis County PUD Employee and Union Fund members collaborated in raising $4,500 and on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 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.
“I do appreciate the support of the people of Lewis County in many ways,” said Sue Barlow, LCFBC volunteer. “We are as grateful for this donation as we were for the $40 donation that was given to us recently because it all adds up.”
Barlow added that volunteers are also much needed and appreciated.
“The Lewis County PUD Employee Fund 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,” said Jacob Henry, President of the Employee Fund.
About Lewis County Public Utility District
Lewis County PUD is a community-owned, locally governed utility providing power services and telecommunications infrastructure to approximately 33,000 customers throughout most of Lewis County and adjacent communities. The District maintains an Energy Services department that offers customers a variety of residential, commercial, and industrial energy efficiency programs, including free energy audits, which help customers understand their energy usage, and what options they may be able to implement to reduce that usage.
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.
Lewis County Food Bank Coalition Volunteers J.C. Hewett and Sue Barlow
From Left to Right: LCPUD Ashley Fisher, Sue Barlow, LCPUD Nicole Schwall, J.C. Hewett, and LCPUD Damian Hernandez