Bruce Power digs deep for local food banks - Company donates $14,000 to local agencies

Simcoe Reformer: Monte Sonnenberg - December 23, 2008

Bruce Powers charitable efforts in the local area continue this Christmas season with a $14,000 donation to food banks and relief agencies in Haldimand and Norfolk.

The donation works out to $1,000 for each of 14 groups. Bruce Power contributed the cash last week because the economy is suffering and many families are in need.

With the economy slowing and the challenging times we face, we figured this would be a good place to make a contribution, said James Scongack, executive assistant to Bruce Power president and CEO Duncan Hawethorne.

Bruce Power and its employees have also stepped up support for food banks near their generating facilities on the shores of Lake Huron. Food banks and relief agencies in the Tiverton area recently received a combined donation of $30,000 from the company and its workers. This is five times Bruce Powers traditional Christmas contribution to the local community.

Local agencies receiving BP support include: the Caledonia & District Food Bank, Cayuga Community Cupboard, the Delhi Sharing Pantry, the Jarvis Caring Cupboard, the Lifeline Food Bank of St. Pauls Church, the Mission Food Bank, the Dunnville Salvation Army, the Simcoe Caring Cupboard, the Simcoe Food Bank, the Waterford & District Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul Societies in Caledonia, Dunnville and Port Dover, and the Agape Food Bank of Six Nations.

At the end of October, Bruce Power served notice that it is interested in establishing two nuclear reactors on a 2,000 acre parcel in the Nanticoke Industrial Park. A three-year, $30 million environmental assessment is underway to determine the feasibility of the proposal.

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