Community Action Services and Food Bank will use Rocky Mountain Power’s $40,000 donation to supplement emergency assistance programs
The foundation donated a total of $311,500 to community-serving organizations in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming to help people impacted by the worldwide pandemic.
“Food banks and other critical organizations serve the most vulnerable populations in our communities and are under tremendous strain,” said Gary Hoogeveen, president and CEO. “The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is committed to supporting vital community organizations that depend and survive on contributions like this.”
Community Action Services and Food Bank is prepared to help the community weather the COVID-19 storm. It has streamlined its intake and food distribution processes. Also, sheltering and rent assistance services are done over the phone and email.
“We appreciate the generosity and confidence Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has in our organization and its ability to carry out its mission,” said Karen McCandless, executive director of Community Action Services and Food Bank. “We’re also grateful for the additional outreach this will provide as we want to help as many people as possible and let the community know we are a good option as they look to donate resources.
“Specifically, the money will help us fill food supply and housing assistance gaps we anticipate experiencing as more people in the community are affected by the pandemic.”
For more information on Community Action Services and Food Bank and the services they provide the communities in Utah, Wasatch and Summit counties, visit www.communityactionprovo.org.
About Community Action Services and Food Bank
Community Action Services and Food Bank fosters self-sufficiency in families and individuals. The focus is on stabilizing families with housing and food assistance, then providing help with programs, education, and referral support to assist those who are struggling with poverty. Since 1967, the agency has been meeting basic human needs (like food, shelter, and housing) while providing individuals and families with long-term solutions to rebuild their financial and social self-sufficiency. This can enable people to move out of poverty.
About Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Rocky Mountain Power. Our mission, through our charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of our communities. In 2019, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $1.4 million to local nonprofit organizations.