Dominion Energy Provides Grant to Feed Children at The House

May 24, 2018

Lee Bjornland with Stan Ossowski Lee Bjornland with Stan Ossowski

Every day, hungry children suffering from food insecurity arrive at the doorstep of The House of the Good Shepherd's on-campus Tilton School which provides education for 101 Residential and Day Service children. Thanks to a recent grant of $2,500 from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, The House is able to provide nutritious meals for the kids every day.

 "We are proud to support The House of the Good Shepherd's Tilton School and its Day Service Students' program," said Stan J. Ossowski, Manager, Northern Area, Dominion Energy Transmission. "This grant will ensure Day Service Students will enjoy a nourishing breakfast and lunch five days a week, two important steps to a healthier and productive life."

Leila Bjornland, Director of Development and Communications at The House said, "Food insecurity is linked to an increased risk for under-nutrition and being overweight among children in low-income families. When compared to peers in food secure households, food insecure children are more likely to be sick more often, recover slower, have more chronic health conditions, and have less ability to focus and attend school activities. With partners like Dominion Energy, we can help give these kids a great start."

Dominion Energy Transmission is a natural gas pipeline system that provides safe and reliable transportation throughout upstate New York. Its parent company, Dominion Energy, headquartered in Richmond, Va., is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion Energy. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. For more information, visit the company's website at www.dominionenergy.com.

The House of the Good Shepherd is a regional provider of treatment services for 770 children and families in need annually. The House operates on 12 sites and offers an increasing number of community-based services. 

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