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ConocoPhillips Alaska: 2019 Food & Fund Drive sets all-time record!

A tractor-trailer arrived last Wednesday at 1 pm with the first load of 101 tons of food donated to the Food Bank of Alaska by the employees at ConocoPhillips Alaska. The donation surpasses last year’s 140,000-pound record.

“This donation places ConocoPhillips employees on our list of top food donors, and we can’t thank them enough,” said Food Bank CEO Jim Baldwin. “This food drive means that thousands of Alaskans who can’t afford to buy groceries will be able to provide meals for their families.”

“Each year hundreds of employees support our food drive,” said Tani Kron, ConocoPhillips Alaska employee who leads the company food drive along with her co-chair Elizabeth Lopez (pictured above). “This is near and dear to us, and helps our neighbors and friends directly, in all corners of the state.” Kron said.

The employee effort will earn a matching financial gift from ConocoPhillips of $202,000 for the Food Bank to procure more food for the community.

Yesterday, the company announced to their employees that it is recognizing their commitment to fighting hunger in an additional, momentous way this year – with a $1 million leadership gift for Food Bank of Alaska’s new building project.

“I am proud that our company and our employees are committed to helping feed Alaska families,” said Jon Schultz, ConocoPhillips Alaska Manager of Prudhoe Area and Food Bank of Alaska Board Member. “This gift is very important to help the Food Bank continue to put food on Alaskans’ tables.”

Food Bank of Alaska’s Baldwin said the ConocoPhillips’ food drive rivals the food drives of large metropolitan areas. “This truly generous gift is a giant step toward ensuring that we can feed our neighbors in need for the next generation,” Baldwin said.