Clay Electric Foundation donates $50,000 to local food banks

Press release from Clay Electric

On April 6, the Clay Electric Foundation granted $5,000 each to 10 area organizations providing food to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic through Operation Round Up.

“Typically, organizations received funding by submitting a grant application when they are in need of funding,” said Derick Thomas, Chief Public Relations Officer. “Due to the recent increase in jobless families, we felt it was urgent to release funds immediately to organizations that have a proven history of providing food for those in need in our service area.”

The Foundation’s board of directors voted unanimously to donate $5,000 to each the following area food banks:

  • Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs
  • Marion Senior Services
  • Food Bridge of United Methodist Church
  • Catholic Charities of Lake City Regional Office
  • Waste Not Want Not
  • Hawthorne Area Resource Center
  • Interfaith Emergency Services
  • Lake Area Ministries
  • Feed the Need of Putnam County, Inc.
  • Bread of the Mighty Food Bank

Operation Round Up is made possible through the donations of Clay Electric members who allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next dollar for charitable purposes. For more information about Operation Round Up, visit ClayElectric.com.

Clay Electric Cooperative is an incorporated, member-owned, not-for-profit electric power supplier. Headquartered in Keystone Heights, Clay Electric Co-op serves more than 184,000 member-owned accounts in 14 counties. The cooperative has six district offices: Keystone Heights, Orange Park, Lake City, Gainesville, Salt Springs, and Palatka.