Chugach Electric donates hundreds of turkeys to Alaska charities
Chugach Electric Association, Inc. is continuing its tradition of supporting Alaska families over the holidays by donating 450 turkeys to ten local non-profits. The holiday turkey delivery is underway this week. “One of the seven principles of electric cooperatives is community support,” said Chugach CEO Arthur Miller. “We are pleased to continue this tradition of supporting holiday food baskets for the people and communities we serve.”
This is the 21st year Chugach has donated turkeys to local non-profits to help fill the need for holiday meals throughout the local area. The turkeys are purchased from Carrs/Safeway and distributed by Chugach to the charities.
The organizations receiving the turkeys include:
- Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission
- Alaska Women’s Aid in Crisis (AWAIC)
- Bean’s Cafe
- Boys & Girls Club Alaska
- Catholic Social Services’ St. Francis House Food Pantry
- Covenant House Alaska
- Food Bank of Alaska
- Lutheran Social Services of Alaska
- New Hope Compassionate Ministries
- The Salvation Army Alaska’s McKinnell House
In addition to the turkey donations, Chugach also made monetary contributions to the Kenai Lake Baptist Church food pantry in Cooper Landing and the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank in Soldotna. The food pantry in Cooper Landing serves residents of that community, and the food bank in Soldotna serves Hope, Moose Pass, and Tyonek. All of those communities receive electric service from Chugach.