Employees from NYSEG participate in International Volunteer Week with focus on food insecurity
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — September 26, 2020 — NYSEG welcomed dozens of volunteers and donors to their office location in Vestal on Saturday to collect canned food and empty bottles and cans in support of CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) Programs in the Binghamton area. This event was part of a global effort by NYSEG’s parent company, AVANGRID, to address food insecurity.
“With the uncertainty of our current world, and the great needs that our community has, especially in light of the pandemic and increased food insecurity, having partners like NYSEG are indispensable. Their support helps relieve some of the burdens that the vulnerable of our community face,” said Les Aylesworth, Director of CHOW.
“We’re so thankful for all of the donations we received today from members of the community and our employees,” said Joe Rusin, NYSEG Community Outreach and Development Manager. “We’re proud to do our part, alongside our sister companies, to address food insecurity and prevent hunger in the communities we serve.”
Today more than 1,870 redemption bottles and cans and two barrels of canned goods were collected and will be donated to CHOW to support their meal programs throughout the Binghamton and Broome County area.
This food drive collection is one example of the company’s commitment to care for the communities we serve and comes after NYSEG and RG&E have donated $575,000 to organizations across the state that address food insecurity and assist those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with NYSEG, sister company RG&E held a similar food drive at their location in Rochester.
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About NYSEG: New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. Established in 1852, NYSEG operates approximately 35,000 miles of electric distribution lines and 4,500 miles of electric transmission lines across more than 40% of upstate New York. It also operates more than 8,150 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines and 20 miles of gas transmission pipelines. It serves approximately 894,000 electricity customers and 266,000 natural gas customers. For more information, visit www.nyseg.com.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $35 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. With headquarters in Orange, Connecticut, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States.
AVANGRID employs approximately 6,600 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 and 2020 by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
Learn about the Iberdrola Group’s global pandemic response at its COVID-19 Hub.