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Alectra Inc. directs $230K to food banks across its service territory

Several relief programs are already in place as a result of COVID-19, including the introduction of off-peak time-of-use rates for all residential and small commercial customers

April 17, 2020  by CM Staff

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Southern Ontario utility Alectra is donating a total of $230,000 to food banks across eight communities to help address the challenges that they are facing related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funds are being directed to the following community organizations:

  • Barrie Food Bank (Barrie)
  • Knights Table (Brampton)
  • Guelph Food Bank (Guelph)
  • Food4Kids and FoodShare (Hamilton)
  • Markham Food Bank (Markham)
  • Mississauga Food Bank (Mississauga)
  • Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold (St. Catharines)
  • Vaughan Food Bank (Vaughan)

“Alectra regularly supports food banks through our AlectraCARES program, but the demands that they are trying to meet in the face of this pandemic go far beyond what they are normally equipped to handle,” said Brian Bentz, president and CEO, Alectra Inc, in a prepared statement. “These food banks are providing a critical service, and they need our support. We will continue to help our communities in every way that we can.”

Several relief programs are already in place as a result of COVID-19, including the introduction of off-peak time-of-use rates for all residential and small commercial customers and the suspension of service disconnections for accounts that are in arrears.

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To learn more about how Alectra is supporting communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, visit alectrautilities.com/COVID19.


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