SECO Energy recently pledged $25,500 to local food banks based on the increased number of Central Florida residents who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The donation was collected through SECO’s Pennies from Heaven program, which is funded through members who round up their electric bills and by SECO Energy employees who donate to the program, according to a news release.
The funds will be distributed to 12 area food banks in Lake, Sumter, Marion and Citrus counties to help the organizations replenish their shelves. In Lake County, $7,500 will be divided among Salvation Army of Lake County, Leesburg Food Bank and Faith Neighborhood Center Inc. In Sumter County, $7,500 will be divided among Salvation Army of Sumter County, Hope Ministries Center Inc. and Wildwood Food Pantry.