PSE and PSE Foundation Take Action During Hunger Action Month

Together, $200,000 has been donated to local food banks and pantries within PSE’s service area


Submitted by Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and Puget Sound Energy Foundation are doing their part to help tackle hunger during Hunger Action Month this September. They are joining the fight to make sure no one goes hungry by donating funds to 49 organizations throughout its service area. The nonprofits span across 14 counties within the state from large distribution centers to hyper-local neighborhood food pantries.

The annual campaign in September is designed to raise awareness of hunger in the United States and to combat poverty, inequity, and injustice so hunger can end for good.

“Taking action in the communities we serve is living out our company’s value of doing what’s right,” said Kim Collier, vice president, chief human resources officer of PSE and president of PSE Foundation. “This is just another example of PSE and the PSE Foundation’s joint efforts to provide support in our communities.”

As part of Hunger Action Month, PSE employees also have the opportunity to help combat hunger, by making a monetary donation that will be matched dollar for dollar by the PSE Foundation. Employees are also participating in food drives at various locations with local beneficiaries and some are donating their time and talent by volunteering at Food Lifeline or their local food pantry with additional PSE Foundation matching funds.

The PSE Foundation is a nonprofit organization that operates independently of Puget Sound Energy.

Nonprofit organizations that received funding from PSE and PSE Foundation are listed A-Z within each county below.

CountyNonprofit Recipient
WhatcomAgape Food Services: Whatcom County
WhatcomFerndale Food Bank
WhatcomFoothills Food Bank
WhatcomLummi Nation Food Bank
WhatcomNooksack Food Bank
ThurstonAll Kids Win
ThurstonOlympia School District Foundation
ThurstonRochester Organization of Families (ROOF) Food Bank
ThurstonSenior Services for South Sound
ThurstonThurston County Food bank
SnohomishEdmonds Food Bank
SnohomishKorean Community Service Center
SnohomishSky Valley Food Bank
SnohomishSnohomish Community Food Bank
SnohomishVolunteers of America Western Washington
SkagitHelping Hands Food Bank
SkagitSkagit Gleaners
SkagitTri-Parish Food Bank
PierceBonney Lake Food bank
PierceEmergency Food Network
PierceMaking a Difference Foundation (Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank)
PierceNourish Pierce County
PiercePuyallup Food Bank
PierceSumner Community Food Bank
LewisCentralia College Foundation: Trailblazer Food Pantry 
LewisLewis County Food Bank Coalition 
LewisNature Nurture Farmacy: Food Is Medicine Project
KlickitatWashington Gorge Action Programs: Goldendale Food Bank
KittitasFISH Community Food Bank
KittitasHope Source
KitsapBremerton Food Line
KitsapCentral Kitsap Food Bank
KitsapHelpline House
KitsapNorth Kitsap Fish Line
KitsapSouth Kitsap Helpline
KingAsian Counseling and Referral Service  (ACRS)
KingByrd Barr Place
KingFamily Works
KingFood Lifeline
KingHarvest Against Hunger
KingMt Si Senior Center
KingVashon Maury Food Bank
IslandGifts from the Heart
IslandNorth Whidbey Help House
IslandSouth Whidbey Good Cheer Food Bank
GarfieldGarfield County Food Bank
CowlitzFish Food Bank Cowlitz
ColumbiaCommunity Food Bank of Dayton
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