Veolia Helps Local Pantries Keep Up with the Holidays
From tap to table, Veolia North America is proud to deliver one of life’s most essential resources. During this holiday season, the company that provides water to 500,000 New York residents is grateful for the opportunity to partner with local organizations that help bring food to the tables of neighbors in need.
“When you have regular access to the basics like reliable water, food and shelter, it’s easy to start taking them for granted,” said Chris Graziano, Veolia’s Vice President and General Manager of New York Operations. “This time of year, we’re given a chance to pause and appreciate all we have. For this reason, it gives our employees and our company a true sense of ‘thanks giving’ to be able to share in a small way the comforts of home and a warm meal.” Throughout 2023, Veolia contributed a total of $45,500 in support of the following organizations:
For over 35 years, Feeding Westchester has been helping hundreds of thousands of our neighbors fulfill one of life’s most fundamental needs. With Veolia’s support, the agency helped families in need of food assistance in New Rochelle and the surrounding communities. From June 2022 to June 2023, Feeding Westchester worked with 300 community partners to distribute over 21.1 million pounds of food to put nutritious food into the hands of those who need it most.
Meals on Wheels of Rockland
Veolia’s donation to Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland and their Home Delivered Meals Program contributed to the distribution of over 300 warm meals to seniors in low-income communities throughout Rockland County.
Together Our Unity Can Heal (TOUCH) shares Veolia’s passion for building sustainable communities. The organization is putting Veolia’s funding to work through a program designed to prevent hunger by reducing food waste. TOUCH is the lead agency for the Rockland Community Against Hunger (RCAH) Food Recovery Program, a unique and highly effective collaboration of non-profit agencies and public and private partners that serve diverse constituencies across Rockland County. In each of the past three years, the program has recovered over a million pounds of food from local retail stores and distributed at no cost to more than three dozen local food pantries.
Rockland Farm Alliance
Veolia’s sponsorship of the Rockland Farm Alliance (RFA) helped educate students on the benefits of responsible and sustainable community farming. Our contribution also funded a video created to spread awareness about the organization’s local efforts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LEF35U0w4s
About Veolia North America: A subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent.
About Veolia Group: Veolia Group aims to become the benchmark company for ecological transformation. Present on five continents with nearly 213,000 employees, the Group designs and deploys useful, practical solutions for the management of water, waste and energy that are contributing to a radical turnaround of the current situation. Through its three complementary activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, to preserve available resources and to renew them. In 2022, the Veolia group provided 111 million inhabitants with drinking water and 97 million with sanitation, produced 44 terawatt hours of energy and recovered 61 million tons of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 42.885 billion euros in 2022. www.veolia.com