Co-op’s food drive donates 800 pounds of canned goods to help feed local community

Posted: December 13, 2022 at 2:57 pm

Jointly, Roanoke Electric Cooperative employees collected 868 pounds of non-perishable food items to benefit the local community at theThanksgiving Giveaway last month.

Each year, the co-op hosts a friendly competition between departments to demonstrate our enthusiasm to support those in need – especially during the holiday season.  In partnership with Enviva and the Town of Ahoskie, the donation was paired with over 300 turkeys that were given to residents.

“As servants of our community, concern for our communities is one of our seven guiding principles,” said co-op President and CEO, Marshall Cherry.  “Giving back isn’t something we do once a year, but it’s something we demonstrate each day in serving and enhancing the quality of life in our area.”