Edison Employees Collect More Than Two Tons of Food for O.C. Rescue Mission

September 25, 2002

September 25, 2002

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Sept. 25, 2002—Employees of Edison International (NYSE: EIX) companies, volunteering outside Anaheim Angel home games for thirteen Tuesdays, collected an astounding 5,725 pounds of food, and more than $300 in cash, to help deserving Orange County families during tough economic times.

“The generosity of Angel fans, coupled with that of the Edison volunteers, translates into thousands of meals for many less fortunate members of our local communities,” said Beverly Ryder, vice president of community involvement for Edison International.

Volunteers from EIX’s Southern California Edison and Irvine-based Edison Capital staffed donation stations outside the gates of Edison International Field of Anaheim for 13 Tuesday home games this season.  Donors were rewarded with a ticket voucher to an Angels’ game.  The food and money donated was provided to the Orange County Rescue Mission.

”Southern California food bank supplies have been chronically low since last year’s Sept. 11 tragedy,” said Jim Palmer, president of the OCRM.  “The efforts of these Edison employees on behalf of the needy in their local communities are much appreciated.”  Palmer estimates the food and cash donations will provide more than 11,000 meals.

# # #

 Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, Edison Mission Energy, Edison Capital and Edison O&M Services.