The food bank’s Indiana service area includes Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison and Washington counties
PLAINFIELD, Ind. — The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on charities and service organizations as they help meet the needs of people who have suddenly found themselves sick or out of work and unable to put enough food on the table.
According to Feeding America, one out of eight Hoosiers struggles with hunger. That’s why Duke Energy Indiana has pledged $10,000 to the Dare to Care food bank in Louisville, to support food pantries they serve in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison and Washington counties in southern Indiana.
“This donation will help furnish 30,000 meals for needy residents in southern Indiana,” said Lisa Huber, Duke Energy community relations manager for southern Indiana. “Food security is critical to help people return to economic and social stability.”
“We are thankful for Duke Energy’s donation to help alleviate hunger in this area, “ said Brian Riendeau, Dare to Care executive director. “Their leadership has prompted other companies to step up their contributions, as well.”
Duke Energy Indiana
Duke Energy Indiana, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides about 6,600 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 850,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it Indiana’s largest electric supplier.