Every day AmeriGas locations across the nation host and participate in drives and events to support their local communities. July begins our #SummerofService to highlight these events our offices participated in this year.
Our Swanton, Ohio location is doing big #SummerofService for hungry people! Since March 2016 AmeriGas Swanton has made three large food donations to the Seagate Food Bank in northwest Ohio, amounting in 1,036 pounds of food!
AmeriGas Customer Service Manager in Swanton, Melanie Schutte, said she discovered the Seagate Food Bank when looking for ways for her office to serve their community. AmeriGas offers a discounted 20 pound gas grill refill in exchange for a food donation and anyone is welcomed to donate. Schutte said at this time there is no end date for this great food drive because it is a success each month.
The donation totals include 445 pounds in April 2016, 210 pounds in May 2016, and 381 pounds in June 2016!
Schutte said they keep up with the drive because there is always someone that is hungry and in need of a meal. Food and water drives are some of the most successful events for AmeriGas locations.
The Seagate Food Bank provides assistance for over 114,000 food-challenged individuals every month. They distribute over 15 million pounds of food annually, to over 500 organizational programs free of charge to their participants