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Philabundance Receives $10,000 Grant from the Dominion Foundation

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — March 8, 2010 — The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, has awarded Philabundance with a grant of $10,000 – a portion of the $100,000 in grants that the Foundation is giving to various food banks and food pantries throughout the state.

Dominion officials said that these grants will help alleviate the growing problem of hunger in Pennsylvania, especially among families who are still suffering from the nation’s economic downturn. For Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, $10,000 means that more than 33,000 meals can be provided to food insecure individuals in our region.

Dominion serves the Delaware Valley through its Bucks County power station in Fairless Hills, and their work with PECO, as well as PGW (Philadelphia Gas Works) in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

“We are very grateful for this grant in this time of exponential need,” says Martha M. Buccino, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “This grant will help ease the strain on demand for food at our agencies and help us distribute more food to communities mired in poverty.”

The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the social, physical and economic well being of the communities served by Dominion companies. Grant focus areas include preservation of natural and historic resources, workforce development and education, diversity initiatives, neighborhood and community development, and meeting basic needs for food, shelter and clothing.

About Dominion Resources
Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of more than 27,500 megawatts of generation, 1.1 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves, 14,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,000 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates the nation’s largest natural gas storage system with 975 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 12 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company’s Web site at http://www.dom.com/.

About Philabundance
Philabundance is the region’s largest hunger relief organization fighting hunger and malnutrition in the Delaware Valley. Philabundance provides a full plate of services to close to 500 member agencies in nine counties, who serve approximately 900,000 low income residents. Philabundance provides food to approximately 65,000 people per week, at an aggregate cost of less than 30 cents per meal. In 2008, Philabundance, distributed 17 million pounds of food in the Delaware Valley. For more information about Philabundance, call 215-339-0900 or visit www.philabundance.org.

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