VCE donates to Yolo Food Bank

Support the Yolo food bank

As the COVID-19 pandemic ramps up in our region, many of us are struck with the hardship of confinement, and with other, more tangible constraints. That’s precisely why it’s more important than ever to be our best selves during these times.

Businesses have closed, countless workers have been laid off, and we have all been asked to shelter in place. Many who have lost their jobs may not be able to pay rent or buy food for their families. The Yolo Food Bank—always an important resource in our communities—steps in during these times to provide food for those in need. The number of requests for help is on the rise, and is expected to increase dramatically in the coming weeks.

Here at Valley Clean Energy, our focus is on the health and well-being of the communities we serve. We’ve donated $2,500 to the Yolo Food Bank, in the hope that others might also contribute during this pandemic.

“We all need to work together to provide the most basic needs to members of our communities,” said Don Saylor, VCE board of directors Chair and Yolo County supervisor. “This is an opportunity to step up and help others.”

The Food Bank has been in business for almost 50 years and serves over 53,000 individuals per month. They deliver over 4 million pounds of food per year. Their mission is simple, yet profound—to end hunger and malnutrition in Yolo County.

“The Yolo Food Bank is a lifeline to many in our communities,” said Dan Carson, VCE vice-chair and Davis City Council member. “They deserve our support in normal times, but especially now in this time of great need.”

“VCE was created to support our customers and give back to the community. That mission is even more important as we go through times of crisis like the COVID pandemic,” stated VCE Interim General Manager, Mitch Sears.

You can donate to the Yolo Food Bank by going to https://yolofoodbank.org/give/.

“We are all in this together,” Saylor said, reminding customers to stay informed by subscribing to VCE’s newsletter, joining VCE’s email list at www.valleycleanenergy.org or following the utility on social media at www.facebook.com/ValleyCleanEnergy.