CORNWALL – Iroquois Gas Transmission System recently donated $5,000 to the Food Bank of Hudson Valley in order to address the ongoing food insecurity crisis in the state. The contribution will support the Food Bank’s efforts to provide nutritious food for residents in New York’s Hudson Valley who are struggling with hunger.
“As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many more New Yorkers from all walks of life are struggling with hunger,” said Jeffrey Bruner, President of Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company. “That’s why we’re pleased to contribute to the Food Bank of Hudson Valley and support their mission of serving families and communities across the region.”
The Food Bank of Hudson Valley is dedicated to helping those in need, while preventing the waste of wholesome food. It is a branch of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and a member of Feeding America, the national food bank network. Its service area includes Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Rockland, Sullivan, and Putnam counties.
“We’ve seen a 50% increase in the demand for emergency food since the COVID outbreak started,” said Paul Stermer, Director of Food Bank of Hudson Valley. “We’re thankful for Iroquois’ generosity and appreciate their contribution as we work to serve families across Hudson Valley.”
“It’s more important than ever to support food security organizations and we encourage others to aid the important mission of the Food Bank of Hudson Valley as they care for those most in need,” said Bruner.
Anyone interested in donating to the Food Bank of Hudson Valley should visit their website at www.foodbankofhudsonvalley.org or call (845) 534-5344.
About Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.
Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P., a limited partnership owned by affiliates of TC Energy Corp. and Dominion Energy, Inc., owns and operates a 414-mile interstate natural gas pipeline extending from the U.S.-Canadian border at Waddington, NY through New York State and western Connecticut to its terminus in Commack, NY and from Huntington to the Bronx, NY. The company is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). Iroquois’ wholly-owned subsidiary, the Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company, headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, is the agent for and operator of the pipeline.
About The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is a non-profit organization that collects donated food from the food industry and distributes it to 400 charitable agencies feeding more than 150,000 food-insecure people in 6 counties of the Hudson Valley. Last year, the Food Bank distributed more than 16 million pounds of food, and is on pace to deliver more than 24 million pounds in 2020. For more information, call (845) 534-5344 or visit www.foodbankofhudsonvalley.org.