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For Immediate Release:

January 26, 2021

Media contact:
Maureen Moore
Communications Manager



STATESVILLE, N.C. – The EnergyUnited Foundation recently presented five additional “Drive to Shine” grants to food banks in Alexander, Forsyth, Mecklenburg, Rockingham and Yadkin counties. The donations were spotlighted during an official presentation on Zoom with representatives from Christian Crisis Center (Alexander), Clemmons Food Pantry (Forsyth), God’s Helping Hands Pantry (Rockingham), Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen (Mecklenburg) and Yadkin Christian Ministries (Yadkin).

“It was quite an honor to be able to meet with representatives from these five food banks to learn even more about their efforts to eradicate food insecurity in their communities,” said Debra Citta, administrator of the EnergyUnited Foundation. “Each community has faced their own set of unique challenges during the crisis but the common solution to these problems has been cooperation from community leaders and public servants alike who worked tirelessly to extend a helping hand to others.”

In addition to these five donations, the Foundation has also disbursed all remaining checks for its Drive to Shine campaign recipients. The complete list of recipients can be seen in the table below.

The EnergyUnited Foundation is a voluntary, member-funded non-profit organization supported by EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program.  More than 80,000 EnergyUnited members choose to participate in the program by ‘rounding up’ their electric bills each month. Members can enroll in the program by calling our Customer Care Team or by emailing The maximum monthly contribution for an individual member with one account is 99 cents.  Each of these contributions are pooled together in a single fund managed by the EnergyUnited Foundation to support needy individuals, families, and non-profit organizations that complete an application explaining the reason and purpose for their requested grant.


About EnergyUnited  

EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving nearly 130,000 metering points. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. To learn more about The EnergyUnited Foundation and EnergyUnited’s Operation Round-Up program, visit 


County  Amount                                      Organization Name:
Alexander  $    5,217.62 Christian Crisis Center
Cabarrus  $    1,000.00  Cooperative Christian Ministry Attn: Jeremy Burleson
Caldwell  $    1,000.00 Yokefellow Ministry – Caldwell
Catawba  $    2,213.28 Eastern Catawba Cooperative  Christian Ministry Inc
Davidson  $    7,277.00 Pastor’s Pantry
Davidson  $   7,277.00 South Davidson Family Resource Center
Davidson  $  7,277.00 West Davidson Food Pantry and Closet
Davie  $   6,874.71  A Storehouse for Jesus
Forsyth  $  2,211.75 Clemmons Food Pantry
Gaston  $  1,212.60 Dallas High Shoals Christian Ministry
Guilford  $  1,000.00 Stokesdale Church of God
Iredell  $   6,417.00 Yokefellow Ministry of Statesville
Iredell  $   6,417.00 Fifth Street Ministries
Iredell  $   6,417.00 Matthew 25 Ministries
Lincoln  $  2,703.67 Food Distribution Center – East Lincoln Christian Ministry
Mecklenburg  $  7,575.00 Hearts and Hands Food Pantry
Mecklenburg  $  7,575.00 Huntersville United Methodist Church
Mecklenburg $  7,575.00 Sparrow’s Soup Kitchen – Huntersville
Montgomery  $  1,596.65 First Baptist Church of Troy
Randolph  $  2,435.14 First Assembly – Caring Place
Rockingham  $  2,695.26 God’s Helping Hands Pantry
Rowan  $  2,019.72 Rowan Helping Ministries
Stokes  $  2,883.46 East Stokes Outreach Ministry
Wilkes  $  1,493.37 Antioch Baptist Church
Yadkin  $  1,474.24 Yadkin Christian Ministries
 $          101,838.47


EnergyUnited officials met with representatives from five food banks last week to celebrate more than $19,000 in recent donations given through the EnergyUnited Foundation’s Drive to Shine campaign.

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