O&R Gives $30,000 to Help Feed Jobless from COVID-19 Shutdowms
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) has donated a total of $30,000 to three local organizations to help them feed the steeply increasing numbers of our neighbors who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two of these advocates for the hungry --- The Center for Food Action (CFA) in Bergen County, NJ and People to People in Rockland County, NY --- are large, well-established, effective organizations that have nourished thousands of the less fortunate in their respective communities for dozens of years.
O&R’s $10,000 grant to CFA will be distributed equally between CFA’s Mahwah operations site in Bergen County and CFA’s Ringwood operations site in Passaic County. Both communities are served by O&R through its New Jersey subsidiary Rockland Electric Company.
The third advocate --- The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, Inc. (CFOS) in Orange and Sullivan counties, NY --- helps individuals, businesses and organizations establish charitable funds that will award grants and scholarships.
CFOS has created the Orange and Sullivan COVID-19 Response Fund to distribute grants of up to $5,000 each to established non-profit organizations to help provide food for needy families; and essential services for homebound elderly and people with compromised immune systems.
These three organizations operate in O&R’s service area, serve O&R customers and have previously partnered with O&R to help feed the community.
O&R President and CEO Robert Sanchez said, “COVID-19’s impact has created an unparalleled food crisis in our community. O&R’s contribution is a step toward putting food on the table in a home that might otherwise go hungry.”
Here’s how to contribute to help support these advocates’ efforts on behalf of our hungry neighbors:
The Center for Food Action (CFA). 192 W. Demarest Ave., Englewood, N.J. 07631
(201) 569-1804 ext. 28.
People to People. 121 West Nyack Road, Nanuet N.Y. 10954 (845) 623-4900
CFOS’ COVID-19 Response Fund. 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 203, Montgomery, N.Y 12549. (845) 769-9393. Donations of any size are currently being accepted at www.cfosny.org
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. O&R provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.