AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 6, 2017 -- The FirstEnergy Foundation has donated $25,000 to support Feeding Pennsylvania's Fill a Glass with Hope®, the first statewide charitable fresh milk program in the nation. The grant was presented at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today in Harrisburg by Linda Moss, president of Pennsylvania Operations for FirstEnergy.
'Fill a Glass with Hope' will help Pennsylvania's food banks provide more than 520,000 children with fresh milk throughout 2017. The program is a partnership between Feeding Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program and the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association.
"Milk is one of the most requested items at Pennsylvania food banks, but people rarely donate milk because it's perishable," said Dee Lowery, president of the FirstEnergy Foundation. "We're pleased to be able to help fill this need for Pennsylvania families through this unique statewide effort."
The goal of the program this year is to distribute 2 million servings of milk through eight regional food banks across the state.
Feeding Pennsylvania promotes and aids its member food banks in securing food and other resources to reduce hunger and food insecurity in their communities and across Pennsylvania. To donate, please visit http://www.feedingpa.org/support-our-mission/.
The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and provides support to non-profit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business.
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