Protecting the environment for future generations
Through our sustainability grants, we seek to reduce waste, promote energy efficiency and support production systems that protect people and the environment. Our retrofitting of social service infrastructure is making a significant impact in our communities.
As part of our commitment to sustainability and hunger relief, we awarded $2 million to help 16 food banks in communities across the U.S. become more sustainable. Through this grant, these food banks are reducing their energy costs and allocating more resources to help families. Simple and relatively low-cost upgrades in lighting, refrigeration, and heating and air equipment will result in better performance, increased energy efficiency and lower operating costs. The increased energy efficiency will result in annual savings of $625,000, which is enough to buy 390,000 pounds of food (according to Feeding America). It will also reduce energy use by 5.2 million kWh annually. This is enough to power 400 homes for a full year (according to the EPA).