July 20, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dominion Foundation Donates to Help in the Fight Against Hunger
Elizabeth City, NC-
On Thursday, the Dominion Foundation and its representatives, Junius Williams, Jr., Managing Director of VA/NC State & Local Affairs, and Michael Thompson, State/Local Affairs, presented a gift of $10,000 to the Food Bank of the Albemarle in support of their work fighting hunger and poverty in northeast North Carolina. Executive Director Liz Reasoner accepted the check from Dominion at the Food Bank’s Elizabeth City Warehouse. The donation continues a successful partnership between the Foundation and Food Bank.
“In the face of challenging economic times at all levels of our society, the generosity of the Dominion Foundation not only helps us feed the many hungry men, women and children here in northeast North Carolina,” remarked Reasoner, “It also stands as an example of the things we can accomplish with the help of our communities.”
With $10,000 the Food Bank can provide approximately 50,000 pounds of food or about 38,461 meals to our clients. According to the latest reports, the Food Bank of the Albemarle serves a region in great need of food assistance. The 2012 Map the Meal Gap study from Feeding America indicates that 61,390 people in this region face food insecurity.
Steve Murray, Resource Development Director
252.335.4035, x111; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Food Bank of the Albemarle is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization based in Elizabeth City, NC and serving 15 northeast North Carolina counties. The Mission of the Food Bank of the Albemarle is to fight hunger and poverty in our 15-county service area. In FY 2010/11, the Food Bank distributed more than 4.6 million pounds of food to the hungry men, women and children of our region.