MCEC held successful food drive

SUCCESSFUL FOOD DRIVE–Monroe County Electric Cooperative recently held their annual Lite for a Bite program. Pictured are MCEC employees with the dontated food: Darren Knobloch, Linda Schmidt, Shawn Segobiano, Shirley Reinhold, Cindy Myrick, Alisa Wood, Julie Rohr and Bob Gross.

Members of Monroe County Electric Cooperative (MCEC) stepped up again this year and donated over 400 cans/packages of food for their Lite for a Bite program. Though donations were down from last year, they still had a successful program.

Beginning Dec. 1, any member donating up to four cans/packages of food were given, in exchange, four LED light bulbs from the cooperative. The 60 watt equivalent, these bulbs only use 9 watts of electricity. The cooperative recommends members change out their incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs which will save them money on their electric bills.

This year, their food donations went to the Western Egyptian Food Pantry in Waterloo. The food pantry was very appreciative of the donations, especially after the holidays when food requests are at a high level.

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