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Pennsylvania American Water Marks Hunger Action Month Through Food Bank Donations

Contributions will provide more than 200,000 meals across the Commonwealth

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., September 30, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water announced today $40,000 in donations to community food banks across the Commonwealth, supporting more than 200,000 meals.

"Pennsylvania American Water takes pride in supporting our communities during times of need," said Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran. "Our partnerships with community food banks help to address food insecurity and align those efforts with other resources, like our H2O Help to Others customer assistance program."

September is Hunger Action Month, an effort to raise awareness and resources to help end hunger so that no one must choose between food and other necessities like medicine or childcare.

Doran added, "While Hunger Action Month is an important reminder of the need to support our communities, Pennsylvania American Water remains committed year-round to helping address food insecurity through the volunteer work of our employees."

Food banks receiving support through Pennsylvania American Water this year include:

  • Bread Basket of Northeast PA, Lackawanna County

  • East End United Community Center, Fayette County

  • Food Helpers, Washington County

  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Allegheny County

  • Helping Harvest in Reading, Berks County

  • Indiana County Community Action Program

  • Moshannon Valley YMCA, Centre County

  • Midwest Food Bank in Middletown, Dauphin County

  • Rainbow Kitchen Community Services, Allegheny County

"With inflation leaving families across the region finding it harder to make ends meet, it is more important than ever that we band together as a community to support one another. This gift from Pennsylvania American Water will make a real difference in the lives of many of our neighbors facing hunger. We are deeply thankful for their partnership and commitment to the region," said Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Chief Development Officer Charla Irwin-Buncher.

About Pennsylvania American Water

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and diversityataw.com. Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Contacts

Media:
David Misner
External Affairs Manager, Central PA
717-262-7525
david.misner@amwater.com

Gary Lobaugh
Senior Manager, Government, and External Affairs, Western PA
724.873.3674
gary.lobaugh@amwater.com

Kara Rahn
Senior Manager, Government, and External Affairs, Eastern PA
484-238-5216
kara.rahn@amwater.com

Susan Turcmanovich
External Affairs Manager, Northeast PA
570.351.0120
susan.turcmanovich@amwater.com