Georgia Power provided a $5,000 donation to the Cobb & Douglas County Department of Public Health to support local families facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding was able to assist 450 families with more than 10 pounds of fresh produce from two local farms, Gilliam's Community Garden & Mobile Farmers Market and West Georgia Produce.
"Georgia Power was very excited and pleased to support this effort. This particular initiative was appealing because it met a critical humanitarian need of feeding families, as well as provided the opportunity to support the sustainability of small business farmers," said Odessa Archibald, area manager in Metro West.
Distribution occurred at The Pantry and The Good Samaritan Center, both in Douglasville.
Georgia Power sends care packages to nearly 2,000 senior citizens
Georgia Power’s energy efficiency team recently assisted customers participating in the Income-Qualified Senior Citizen Discount program with free care packages to help ease their hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Partnering with Shipt and Target to shop for and deliver the packages, nearly 2,000 customers received a care package ($35 value) with a mix of food staples, household essentials and light bulbs followed by energy efficiency tips mailed to them.
Through initiatives such as this, we are able to continue showing communities that Georgia Power is “A Citizen Wherever We Serve,” despite the COVID-19 pandemic.