ATCO Electric Yukon strengthens its local food bank
On Wednesday, ATCO Electric Yukon presented a check for $29,302.30 to the Whitehorse Food Bank.
Employees raised the money in 2021 as part of their annual Employees Involved in Communities campaign.
The program is a grassroots charity initiative that combines fundraising events, auctions and employee pledges to raise money and awareness for local charities.
Each year, ATCO Electric employees choose a featured charity. The company matches employee fundraising efforts throughout the year, with 100% of proceeds going to the selected organization.
2021 marks the highest amount raised for a featured charity by ATCO Electric employees.
“Our employees chose the Whitehorse Food Bank as our charity this year because they appreciated the organization’s commitment to inclusivity, compassion, respect and transparency,” ATCO Electric said.
“Although the food bank plays a vital role, it is run by volunteers and has only two full-time staff to serve the local community.”
The food bank also runs a program called Sally and Sisters, which provides a hot meal twice a week to women and children in a comfortable and safe environment.
“This project creates a support network among women to help them deal with difficult situations by providing a non-threatening space,” ATCO Electric said.
“We admire their vital work in fighting hunger in the North and feeding all who need it.”
Across the entire ATCO group of companies, the ATCO Employees Participating in Communities initiative globally supports more than 800 charities and nonprofits and has raised more than $47 million since 2006.