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UGI Presents $6,560 to Area Food Banks. Funds Raised During November Facebook Turkey Drive

20 Dec 2012

Reading, PA – UGI Utilities raised a total of $6,560 following a highly successful virtual turkey drive on its Facebook page during the month of November, which was shared between five food banks throughout northeastern and central PA. UGI representatives will present a check for $1,312 to the Greater Berks Food Bank today, one of the five to benefit from the turkey drive, at the food bank’s facility at 1011 Tuckerton Court, Muhlenberg Township.

UGI agreed to donate $25 (the financial equivalent of one turkey) for every five new “likes” on its Facebook page to five area food banks. The event garnered 1,312 new “likes” on UGI’s page, totaling $6,560 in contributions.

Food banks benefiting from UGI’s campaign include the following:

  • Central Pennsylvania Food Bank: Serves 27 counties in Central PA
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley: Serves Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry and York counties.
  • Channels Food Rescue: Serves Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties
  • Greater Berks Food Bank: Serves  Berks, Schuylkill and western Montgomery counties
  • CEO/Weinberg Regional Food Bank: Serves Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties

“We are pleased to present these checks to area food banks to assist them in their efforts to provide nourishment to those in need this holiday season,” said Vicki O. Ebner, UGI Senior Vice President, Customer & Government Relations. “This digital campaign is part of a larger effort by UGI Utilities to reach out to our communities by supporting local organizations. As a public service provider, UGI Utilities is committed to being an active partner in maintaining the economic and social vitality of the communities we serve.”

UGI Utilities’ headquarters is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.  The utility serves more than 648,000 natural gas and electric customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania.  Additional information about UGI is available at www.ugi.com; on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities; or UGI’s blog, “UGI Connection”: http://blog.ugi.com.