REC Donates Parade Prize Money to Food Pantry in Orange
January 19th, 2023

Fredericksburg, Va.—Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) recently donated $500 to the Love Outreach Food Pantry of Orange County. The money represented the cash prize REC received for winning first place in the Town of Orange Holiday Parade.

REC coordinated with the Rotary Club of Orange County, which awarded the prize, to ensure the money went to a group that would help the community.

“We felt it was the right thing to do — to donate this money back into the community,” said Jeff Henry, Director of Member Services and Community Relations at REC’s Culpeper office.

JoAnn Tolbert, Board Director at the food pantry, added, “It’s quite a blessing. It shows us how much REC cares about the community and Orange County.”

She noted that the $500 will allow the pantry to feed 300 families in Orange County for a month.

REC provides electric service to over 172,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 18,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.