CENTENNIAL, CO – Colorado Natural Gas (CNG) will donate $1,000 to Bennett Community Food Bank as part of the company’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The organization will use the donation to supply nutritional resources to community members in the communities of Watkins, Bennett, Strasburg, Byers, Deer Trail and Agate.
“Given the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic, CNG’s generous support couldn’t have come at a better time as the food bank has witnessed an increase in the number of families requiring assistance,” said, Flora Goodnight, Director, Bennett Community Food Bank. “We are extremely grateful for the CNG donation, which will greatly assist us in providing nourishment to food bank clients during the current pandemic.”
“CNG is proud to present this grant to Bennett Community Food Bank,” said Jason Weekley, Chief Operations Officer, Summit Utilities. “We understand that we are all in this together. The Bennett Community Food Bank plays a critical role serving the Eastern 1-70 Corridor providing nutritious food to struggling Colorado families and seniors who might otherwise go without during this unprecedented health crisis. Providing these resources is one way that we can support our customers and community members who are immediately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.”
The company has committed $20,000 overall to COVID-19 relief efforts in Colorado. In addition to donating to the Bennett Community Food Bank, the company is also contributing to Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado, Community Care Foundation/ Aspen Mine Center, Deer Trail Food Bank, Eastern Plains Women’s Resource Center, Energy Outreach Colorado, Gilpin County Food Bank, Grace Baptist Food Bank, LifeBridge Food Bank, Little Chapel Food Bank, Mountain Resource Center, Seniors Alliance of Platte County and South Park Food Bank.
On top of providing financial support to nonprofit organizations throughout its service territories, CNG has also suspended natural gas disconnections for nonpayment and is working with customers who may need payment assistance, arrangements, or extensions.