In mid-March 2020, when all around the United States, and in particular Western Pennsylvania, people were losing their jobs and stay-at-home orders were adopted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Olympus Energy was prepared to help.
“It didn’t take long to realize the unprecedented impact this would have on our community”, said Olympus Communication Specialist Ashley Mikelonis. “After a few discussions with local non-profits, we found that our team could make the most impact by supporting local food banks through volunteerism and fundraising.”
The team kicked off this effort by hosting a virtual food drive benefiting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
(GPCFB), which has distributed more than 10 million pounds of food since March.
“We were excited to partner with GPCFB because their program can provide up to five meals for every dollar donated,” said Mikelonis. “The team was able to raise $3,335, along with a $2,000 match from Olympus. These contributions helped the Food Bank provide over 26,000 nutritious meals for those in need.”
Olympus has also partnered with the Westmoreland County Food Bank (WCFB), which is hosting several food distributions per month.
“We have completed four volunteer activities with WCFB since May,” said Mikelonis. “Our team has committed nearly 125 hours to helping the Food Bank pack emergency food boxes and distribute goods at its drive-through distributions, which assist more than 1,500 families each time.”
About Olympus Energy
Olympus Energy LLC (“Olympus”) is a privately-held energy company headquartered in Canonsburg that specializes in upstream and midstream development of natural gas resources in the Appalachian Basin. Olympus has a scalable asset base in southwestern Pennsylvania, having assembled over 100,000 largely contiguous and operated acres within the core Marcellus, Utica,and Upper Devonian fairways . Visit www.olympusenergy.com for additional information.