Company Donations Top $13,000 for Local, Regional Food Banks, Pantries
Marietta, OH – At a recognition event today hosted by Antero Resources, the company honored a set of local food bank and pantry representatives for their continued efforts to reduce hunger. Volunteers from Belmont, Guernsey, Monroe, Noble and Washington Counties received more than $13,000 in donations from Antero and its employees, supporting 16 separate charitable organizations. Locally, Antero donated to, Robert T. Seacrest Senior Center, Living Water Fellowship, Pleasant City Food Pantry, St. Vincent De Paul, Guernsey, Monroe, Noble (GMN) Tri County Community Action, Samaritan House, and Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio (LSS) Food Pantry.
“Antero and our dedicated employees are proud to be a partner in combating local hunger in the communities where we live and operate,” said Al Schopp, Antero’s Chief Administrative Officer and Regional Senior Vice President. “Our efforts in alleviating food access issues across the Appalachian Basin mark our unwavering commitment to the many local families in need of this critical resource.”
“I am happy to be here to benefit from the generosity of Antero,” said Linda Hall, Executive Director, Pleasant City Food Pantry. “We did not go looking for this donation; they found us. On behalf of the pantry visitors, we want to say thank you to Antero, as we rely solely on donations.
“It’s a different experience to have a company seek us out for a donation,” said Misty Decker, Executive Director Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio. “It is nice to be recognized. We don’t realize sometimes the light that we are to our own clients on a daily basis.”
“I am supportive of the work Antero is doing in our region,” said Gary Ricer, CEO, Guernsey, Monroe, Noble (GMN) Tri-County Community Action. “GMN is proud to be a recipient of these much needed funds of which 100% will go toward the senior services food bank. Generous donations like these really go a long way as we distribute several tons of food per month to the community. This will be helpful and huge to our cause.”
In line with its core commitments aimed at improving the communities where it works, Antero places a high-level of value on employee volunteerism.
“Community involvement and giving back are central to our culture at Antero. I am thankful to work for a company that not only values but also encourages local volunteerism.” said Randall Randolph, Antero’s Surface Land Manager.
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Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) is an independent natural gas and oil company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of unconventional liquids-rich natural gas properties, as well as water logistics located in the Appalachian Basin in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Antero is the most active operator of oil and gas exploration and production in the Marcellus and Utica Shale. Visit www.anteroresources.com to learn more and connect with Antero on Twitter (@AnteroResources) and Facebook:www.facebook.com/AnteroResources.