We are thrilled to announce that our close partnership with Dominion Energy will continue in the coming school year. This lasting partnership has contributed greatly to the success of our primary Operation School Bell program, Weekend Food for Kids. Through this program, we increase food security in our vulnerable communities and give children from low-income families the energy they need to achieve their full potential in school.
In May, we received confirmation that Dominion Energy’s State & Local Affairs team had approved our request for funding. The funds will be used to purchase nonperishable food items to support one of our monthly food-packing events in the 2019-20 school year.
“Dominion Energy is pleased to continue our support of the Weekend Food for Kids program (now in our 8th year), and to work alongside the ALNV team on this vital community outreach initiative,” says Deborah Johnson, Regional Policy Director-Northern VA Region, for Dominion Energy.
Since 2012, Dominion Energy has contributed significant funding in support of our Weekend Food for Kids program. In addition, Dominion Energy generously donates the space where our monthly events take place and also provides logistical support, including employees who help pack, and drivers and vehicles to deliver the food bags. Without this essential help, we would not be able to provide this program so effectively. During the 2018-19 school year alone, Dominion Energy volunteers contributed more than 580 service hours in support of our critical program.
We are proud to align with Dominion Energy, its employees and The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, and are grateful for their outstanding efforts to revitalize communities across the region. With Dominion Energy’s help, we will continue to provide supplemental food to children at risk of hunger at 6 Title I partner schools in Fairfax and Prince William Counties and the City of Alexandria.
We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Dominion Energy in the 2019-20 school year to ensure essential needs are met in our communities.