LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (December 6, 2022) – Summit Utilities Arkansas (Summit) has committed to supporting the Watershed Human and Community Development Agency of Little Rock and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance each with $15,000 in grant donations. These donations will help fund the Watershed’s Holiday Food and Toy Basket Drive and the Hunger Alliance’s No Kid Hungry Campaign.
In addition to the $15,000 charitable giving commitment to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Summit also donated approximately $2,000 worth of non-perishable food items in support of the Arkansas Food Bank’s Holiday Food Drive.
As a community-oriented company, Summit strives to be a good community partner and neighbor. Summit’s steadfast commitment to safety for the communities it serves makes giving to the Watershed Human and Community Development Agency of Little Rock and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance ideal. Summit is honored to be a part of the missions of both non-profits, helping people address their greatest needs.
“Summit is dedicated to stepping up and helping our community whenever possible,” said Kurt Adams, CEO of Summit. “We understand families in Arkansas aren’t immune to the rising cost of living. We are grateful that we can support the agencies that serve our communities.”
In addition to supporting community causes, Summit also provides members of its team with up to 20 hours of paid time off each year to volunteer in the communities it serves.
Watershed provides safety-net programs, access to food and clothing, utility assistance, transportation, and special outreach services for persons with disabilities. You can learn more by clicking here.
About the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance:
Arkansas’s six Feeding America food banks are at the heart of the Alliance network of hunger relief organizations. The food banks serve as giant distribution sites for millions of pounds of food and other relief items that go out into the regions they serve. These millions of pounds of food are distributed to individuals and families in need by local food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other non-profit organizations that feed the hungry. You can learn more by clicking here.
No Kid Hungry Campaign:
With generous support from Share Our Strength, the Arkansas No Kid Hungry campaign is connecting Arkansas children to federal food and nutrition programs including National School Breakfast, Summer Meals and Afterschool meals programs, and families to nutrition education through Cooking Matters and Cooking Matters at the Store, as well as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
“The comprehensive strategy of surrounding children with nutritious food where they live, learn and play allows us to focus resources where they can have the greatest effect, and it’s making a difference in the lives of Arkansas children.”
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Background on Summit Utilities, Inc.’s Recent Acquisition:
Summit finalized its acquisition of CenterPoint Energy’s distribution assets in Arkansas, Oklahoma and the Texarkana, Texas area on January 10, 2022. The gas distribution systems included in the transaction serve approximately 525,000 customers in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, and include 17,000 miles of gas main pipeline across those three states. As part of the acquisition, Summit has welcomed nearly 600 CenterPoint team members to the company.
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Background on Summit Utilities, Inc.
Summit Utilities, Inc. owns natural gas distribution and transmission subsidiaries that operate in Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company provides safe, clean and affordable natural gas to businesses and residents in six states through Arkansas Oklahoma Gas, Colorado Natural Gas, Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Summit Natural Gas of Missouri, Summit Utilities Arkansas, and Summit Utilities Oklahoma. Each of Summit’s natural gas distribution and transmission subsidiaries constructs and installs natural gas distribution systems with the goal of supporting economic development by providing clean-burning, safe and reliable natural gas to residential and commercial customers through exceptional customer service and commitment to community. Overall, Summit entities serve approximately 625,000 customers and operate more than 23,400 miles of pipeline.