VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – May 19, 2020 – Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) will host a drive-thru food drive, Thursday, May 21, to benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. The food drive is in addition to the donation VNG made to both foodbanks in March to help with the necessary funding to help purchase and safely distribute food items to members of the community in need.
The food drive is being held to help curb the escalation of food insecurity in the community due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. For maximum public participation, the food drive will be held at two separate VNG locations in Virginia Beach and Newport News.
Virginia Beach office from 9-11:30 a.m. at 544 S. Independence Blvd.
Newport News office from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 746 Diligence Dr.
The community is invited to take part in the food drive. This will be a drive-thru event and those taking part are asked to wear a face covering for their safety and the safety of the employee volunteers. VNG is also asking that donations be placed in the trunks of vehicles, where one of the volunteers will gather the donations.
Local foodbanks are requesting non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, fruit juice, pasta sauce, and boxed meals. Donations of cereal, pasta, oatmeal and rice, as well as baby products and personal hygiene items will also be accepted.
The food drive will be held in conjunction with Red Nose Day, an annual campaign to bring awareness to child food insecurity.
About Virginia Natural Gas
Virginia Natural Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Virginia Natural Gas provides natural gas service to nearly 300,000 customers in southeast Virginia and has been recognized as one of the safest, most reliable and customer-focused natural gas service providers. Consistently ranked in the top quartile for customer satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the company has also been recognized by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and the Virginia Oil and Gas Association for its safety, community outreach and educational programs, and was named Local Distribution Company for three consecutive years. Virginia Natural Gas has been ranked by its business customers as being one of the most Trusted Business Partners in the utility industry according to Cogent Reports, and as one of the Top Workplaces in Hampton Roads by Inside Business. For more information, visit virginianaturalgas.com and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states and approximately 700,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit southerncompanygas.com.
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