Constellation Energy (NYSE:CEG) today announced that employees at the company’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station recently completed a food drive to benefit Oswego County residents. The food drive was in addition to a recent financial sponsorship of the Food Bank of Central New York. Employees collected boxes of pantry staples such as peanut butter, cereal, tuna fish and other items to assist a local food pantry recover from the summer months when many emergency food programs see a significant increase in need and decrease in donations.
“Constellation Energy values the Food Bank of Central New York, and as such has sponsored events in the past, but this year employees wanted to do more,” said Ken Geary, chair of Nine Mile Point’s Community Council. “Constellation Energy stepped up and doubled its sponsorship dollars for the Food Bank’s annual fundraising event and employees did their part by participating in the food drive.”
The Food Bank of Central New York, a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education and advocacy, will distribute the food collected by Nine Mile Point employees. The Food Bank of Central New York is the primary source of food for 281 emergency feeding programs throughout Central New York. The equivalent of more than 7.4 million meals was distributed last year alone.
Constellation Energy (http://www.constellation.com), a FORTUNE 125 company with 2007 revenues of $21 billion, is the nation’s largest competitive supplier of electricity to large commercial and industrial customers and the nation’s largest wholesale power seller. Constellation Energy also manages fuels and energy services on behalf of energy intensive industries and utilities. It owns a diversified fleet of 83 generating units located throughout the United States, totaling approximately 9,000 megawatts of generating capacity. The company delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland.