Hundreds of Lowcountry families receive food baskets, toys from Dominion Energy

VIDEO: Hundreds of Lowcountry families to receive food baskets, toys from Dominion Energy

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - On Tuesday morning, hundreds of Lowcountry families in need got food and toys for the holidays.

Employees from Dominion Energy were up early packing 300 bags full of holiday food like ham, vegetables, fruit, potatoes and rice. Those bags were then delivered to areas around the Lowcountry from Jasper County to the tri-county area. Families with kids under 14 also received gifts.

“We don’t only give electricity and gas, we also serve those people within our communities," President of the Good Neighbor Fund Board, Denise Ware, said. "We want to make sure the people we serve have what they need because it makes us better when they’re better. It warms your heart to see the families who are so excited.”

This event is part of Dominion Energy’s annual Good Neighbor Fund Christmas Project. The Good Neighbor Fund is a non-profit organization run by Dominion employees that provides financial assistance to families facing unexpected tragedies or emergencies.

“It’s really just a great day to be a part of this community here in the Lowcountry,” Paul Fischer at Dominion Energy said. "And for Dominion Energy to be connected to our customers in a way that helps us give back as we kick off this season of giving.”

Over the past 36 years these employees have made more than 20,000 baskets and helped more than 12,000 families from Jasper to Charleston County.

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