Food Bank of Central New York Receives $10,000 Donation from Dominion Transmission

Thursday, January 12, 2017

20170112 130532Food Bank of Central New York announced a $10,000 grant from Dominion Transmission to help fund its nutritious food distribution. Two of the Food Bank's partner agencies located in southern Madison County, DeRuyter Food Pantry and Mustard Seed Food Pantry will each receive $1,000 from this grant to purchase additional food for the hungry in their communities.   

“Feeding the hungry in eleven counties is a hefty task so we are delighted to have partners like Dominion Transmission to help us provide wholesome foods to our emergency food programs. Every dollar donated becomes three meals, helping those in need with the food items they need to feed their families. We could not continue our work without such strong community support,” stated Food Bank of Central New York Executive Director Kathleen Stress.

“While the Dominion Foundation works year-round to support worthy charitable causes, these grants are earmarked for programs that deliver basic necessities, nutritious meals to people in need in our local communities,” said Stan J. Ossowski, Manager, Dominion Transmission Gas Operations. “It is especially fitting to support organizations such as Food Bank of Central New York, which is improving lives and building greater stability.”

Photo caption: Food Bank of Central New York Executive Director Kathleen Stress (left) and COO Karen Belcher (right) accept a donation from Dominion Transmission Northern Area Manager Stan J. Ossowski.

For questions or more information about this donation, please contact Lynn Hy, Chief Development Officer at (315) 437-1899 ext. 247. or by email at

The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social, and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies, including Dominion Transmission, an energy supplier to upstate New York customers. Dominion and the Dominion Foundation support nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, support education and promote community vitality. For more information about Dominion, one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, visit

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