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Mobile Gas to Participate in #GivingTuesday to Support Bay Area Food Bank

Posted December 1, 2014

Mobile, Ala. – On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Mobile Gas, a Sempra Company, will participate in #GivingTuesday to support the Bay Area Food Bank. #GivingTuesday is national day of service that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Mobile Gas’ call to action is to help fight hunger this holiday season.

For one day only (December 2nd), Mobile Gas is asking its employees to make a monetary donation to the Bay Area Food Bank. For each donation made, the Sempra Energy Foundation will be offering an unprecedented two-for-one match that will also support the Bay Area Food Bank. For example, if an employee makes a $5 donation, the Sempra Energy Foundation will donate $10.

“Each year thousands of families in Mobile and Baldwin Counties have a hard time putting food on the table,” said Mike Fine, president for Mobile Gas. “What’s even more heart breaking is that one out of every four children is food insecure. What that means is that they don’t know where they will get their next meal. What we are doing at Mobile Gas, along with the Sempra Energy Foundation, is helping families go another day without being hungry.”
The Bay Area Food Bank distributes more than 17 million pounds of food each year to 24 counties along the Gulf Coast, and the need continues to grow.

“Feeding America’s Hunger Study shows that two out of three people getting food from a pantry have to make a decision between buying food and paying bills,” said David Reaney, executive director for Bay Area Food Bank. “One of the great things about the food bank is that we can leverage ten donated dollars through our programs and provide over $100 worth of food. That can make a big difference to a struggling family.”
Mobile Gas has been a community partner since 1836. The natural gas utility company serves approximately 89,000 residential, commercial and industrial Customers in southwest Alabama. Mobile Gas operates primarily in Mobile County serving the cities of Mobile, Saraland, Satsuma, Chickasaw, Bayou La Batre, Creola, Mt. Vernon, Semmes and Prichard. Mobile Gas also operates a small section of distribution pipeline in the cities of Spanish Fort and Loxley in Baldwin County, east of Mobile.