Company is committed to addressing critical needs, including food bank support and community assistance
Collinsville, IL - April 29, 2020 — Homefield Energy today announced it is committing $60,000 to support Illinois communities as they begin the process of economic recovery from COVID-19.
“As with so many states, COVID-19’s impact on Illinois has been profound, and Homefield Energy and its employees are honored to do our part to help meet critical needs in the communities we serve,” said Brad Watson, Homefield Energy’s director of community affairs. “Our company is inspired by the organizations working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. We stand with you – now, more than ever before.”
The $60,000 donation will directly support communities and individuals to meet their most pressing needs, including funding for food banks, community assistance funds, domestic violence prevention, and more.
- $25,000 will go to Peoria organizations, including the Community Foundation of Central Illinois and the Center for Prevention of Abuse
- $15,000 will go to St. Louis metro area organizations, including O’Fallon Community Food Pantry, Community Interfaith Food Pantry, and Collinsville Food Pantry
- $10,000 will go to Bloomington-Normal organizations, including the United Way of McLean County and The Midwest Food Bank of Illinois-Bloomington-Normal
- Food banks and community assistance funds in Champaign-Urbana and Decatur will also receive donations
“We appreciate the support of Homefield Energy as The Community Foundation of Central Illinois partners with nonprofits, working to address essential needs in the community,” said Mark Roberts, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. “This donation enhances our ability to provide emergency food and basic supplies, interim housing and shelter, primary health care services, utility assistance, and support for children and vulnerable populations.”