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VCE(From press release) As the COVID-19 pandemic ramps up in the Yolo County region, many of us are wrestling with the hardship of confinement and with other, more tangible, constraints. That’s precisely why it’s more important than ever to be our best selves during these times.

Businesses have closed, countless workers have been laid off, and everyone has been asked to shelter in place. Many who have lost their jobs may not be able to pay rent or buy food for their families.

The Yolo Food Bank — always an important resource in our communities — steps in during these times to provide food for those in need. Food Bank representatives say the number of requests for help is on the rise and is expected to increase dramatically in the coming weeks.

Valley Clean Energy, which is focused on the health and well-being of the communities it serves, has donated $2,500 to the Yolo Food Bank in the hope that others might also contribute during this pandemic.

“We all need to work together to provide the most basic needs to members of our communities,” says Don Saylor, a Yolo County supervisor who chairs the VCE board of directors. “This is an opportunity to step up and help others.”

The Food Bank has been in business for almost 50 years and serves more than 53,000 individuals per month. It delivers 4 million-plus pounds of food per year to people who need it. The nonprofit agency’s mission is simple, yet profound — to end hunger and malnutrition in Yolo County.

“The Yolo Food Bank is a lifeline to many in our communities,” says Dan Carson, VCE vice-chair and a Davis City Council member. “They deserve our support in normal times, but especially now in this time of great need.”

Adds Mitch Sears, VCE’s interim general manager, “VCE was created to support our customers and give back to the community. That mission is even more important as we go through times of crisis like the COVID pandemic.”

Local residents can donate to the Yolo Food Bank by going to https://yolofoodbank.org/give/.

“We are all in this together,” Saylor says, reminding customers of the local electricity provider to stay informed by subscribing to VCE’s newsletter, joining VCE’s email list at www.valleycleanenergy.org or following the utility on social media at www.facebook.com/ValleyCleanEnergy.

About VCE: Valley Clean Energy is a not-for-profit public agency formed to provide electrical generation service to customers in Woodland, Davis, Winters and the unincorporated areas of Yolo County. Our mission is to source cost-competitive clean electricity while providing product choice, price stability, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emission reductions and reinvestment in the communities we serve.

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