‘Tis the season to give back and remember those less fortunate.
And approximately 285 employees of Southern California Edison (SCE) and Edison International and their family members did just that on Nov. 23 at the Orange County Food Bank where they assembled boxes of food to be distributed to underserved families and individuals throughout Orange County during this holiday season.
In observance of National Family Volunteer Day, volunteers clad in bright green Edison International T-shirts, and joined by SCE President Ron Litzinger and Janet Clayton, senior vice president of Communications for Edison International and SCE, spent the day making sure the holidays are a little merrier for those struggling with hunger and poverty.
“It’s great to get out and serve the communities in which we live and Edison is a vital part of these communities,” said Litzinger. “The thing I find most encouraging is our employees largely do this on their own account. They’re proud to serve the communities in which they live and in which the company serves our customers. It’s just a great day.”
Volunteers packed cereal, peanut butter, juice, canned goods and other food staples at the bank, which is part of the Community Action Partnership of Orange County and works with nearly 400 community organizations distributing roughly 20 million pounds of food annually to low-income families and individuals.
Each month, 26,000 boxes of food are packaged for clients to pick up at 50 sites located throughout Orange County. As a sponsor of the event, Edison International donated $5,000.