Waterloo North Hydro Donates 3,600 Meals to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region Through Paperless Billing Campaign

Posted on Thursday December 19, 2019

Waterloo North Hydro (WNH) is providing 3,600 meals to families in need through The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

The donation was made following the completion of the utility’s fall eBilling Campaign, which saw WNH donate six meals to The Food Bank for every customer that registered for eBilling from early November until December 8.

“Our customers have always shown a willingness to help us support local charities,” said WNH President and CEO Rene Gatien. “We are very happy to be able to provide this donation to an organization that does such great work in the Waterloo Region.”

This is the second consecutive year that WNH has supported The Food Bank through its fall eBilling Campaign. In 2018, more than 6,000 meals were donated. WNH has also supported The Food Bank through employee donations and other fundraising opportunities for more than 25 years.

WNH has more than 35 per cent of its customers currently using eBilling to receive their electricity bill. eBilling, or paperless billing, gives customers access to their bill anywhere and at any time through WNH’s My Account online portal.  Customers that register for eBilling receive an email notification as soon as their bill is ready. The notification email includes the amount owing and the payment due date. This tool helps to ensure busy customers never miss a bill or a payment.

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region distributed more than 4,536,353 pounds of food in 2018 and more than 34,500 individuals were served by the Community Food Assistance Network of Waterloo Region. The Community Food Assistance Network is a system of more than 100 community agencies and food programs, providing food and connection to other vital supports needed by children, seniors, families and individuals every day.

For more information on Waterloo North Hydro, please visit www.wnhydro.com.  

To learn more about the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, please visit www.thefoodbank.ca.