ExxonMobil will provide approximately one million meals to Houston-area residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic through $250,000 in contributions to local food banks.
The Houston Food Bank will receive $200,000, including $50,000 worth of gasoline gift cards for use at Exxon- and Mobil-branded retail stations to help deliver food to those in need.
“We value the important roles the Houston and Montgomery County food banks are playing in supplying food to vulnerable populations in the Houston region during these difficult times,” said Suzanne McCarron, Vice-President of Public and Government Affairs at ExxonMobil.
“We hope our contributions will help their efforts and those who need assistance as our community pulls together to defeat COVID-19.”
The Montgomery County Food Bank is seeing a significant spike in demand for food and is working with more than 60 partner agencies, local independent school districts and senior adult partner complexes to ensure safe distribution in this time of need.
“We are overwhelmed with the gratitude for the generous donation from ExxonMobil,” said Allison Hulett, President and CEO at the Montgomery County Food Bank.
“Tens of thousands of people are looking to us for hunger relief during this challenging time. We are so thankful for their support so we might add a measure of stability to those affected in the form of their next meal.”
ExxonMobil, which has about 11,000 employees living and working the greater Houston area, remains focused on keeping its workforce safe and healthy to maintain its operations and maximize production of materials critical to the global response.