UNION GAS GRANT HELPS PROVIDE FOOD TO MATTAWA FAMILIES IN NEED
$500 grant to Mattawa and Area Food Bank
Dec. 18, 2012
Mattawa, ON - Union Gas has provided Mattawa and Area Food Bank with a $500 donation to help the organization put food on the tables of local families and individuals in need.
Darcy Watson, Union Gas utility service manager northeast district presented the cheque to Keith Mechefske, president of the Mattawa And Area Food Bank, at the organization's location in Mattawa.
"At Union Gas we are committed to being active members in the communities we serve and to working with our community partners to change the living conditions for individuals and families for the better," said Watson. "That's why we're so pleased to support Mattawa and Area Food Bank and the work they do to improve the quality of life for citizens in Mattawa."
The Mattawa and Area Food Bank provides food stocks for any Mattawa and area residents regardless of race, color, religion ethnicity or age who because of circumstance in their lives do not have enough food for themselves or their families.
"This year, we are helping 104 women, 126 children and 83 men with our Christmas Food Baskets Program," said Mechefske. "Union Gas' commitment this year and in past years is greatly appreciated and has made a real difference in the lives of these individuals."
Over the past 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more than 400 Ontario communities. In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has contributed to the province through significant economic investments, hundreds of jobs, millions in municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, thousands of volunteer hours for community organizations, major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas contributed $3 million to charitable organizations across Ontario, including more than $900,000 to United Way. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Mattawa Food Bank
The Mattawa and Area Food Bank is a volunteer charitable organization dedicated to providing food and clothing to needy families and individuals in Mattawa and its surrounding municipalities.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. Union Gas' storage and transmission business offers a variety of storage and transportation services to customers at the Dawn Hub, the largest underground storage facility in Canada and one of the largest in North America. It offers customers an important link in the movement of natural gas from Western Canadian and U.S. supply basins to markets in central Canada and the northeast U.S. Union Gas, one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012 and 2013, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2012, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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