SOURCE: Baker Hughes
HOUSTON and LONDON, May 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Baker Hughes Foundation has announced a $150,000 grant to five organizations that promote food security in local communities. The funds will help the organizations provide food and basic services to meet increased demand prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The organizations that will receive portions of the grant include the Houston Food Bank; West Texas Food Bank; Community Food Initiatives Northeast (CFINE) in Scotland; Action Homeless in Leicester, U.K.; and Douglas County Backpack Buddies in Minden, Nev. These organizations support communities where Baker Hughes has a large operational presence and where Baker Hughes employees volunteer their time, aligning to the Foundation’s goal of supporting the communities where employees live and work.
“The COVID-19 pandemic and economic environment are stretching food banks and charities to their limits, and they are in need of services and support,” said Brian Worrell, president of the Baker Hughes Foundation and CFO of Baker Hughes. “Food security continues to be a major issue around the world, and our ability to provide these grants is one way we are supporting the tremendous work these organizations are doing to support the community.”
To learn more about Baker Hughes’ work in supporting its communities, visit our Corporate Responsibility website.
About the Baker Hughes Foundation:
For 25 years, the Baker Hughes Foundation has been a steward of charitable resources for meaningful community impact. The Foundation seeks to advance environmental quality, education, health, safety, and wellness around the world by supporting organizations with shared values, demonstrated leadership, evidence of impact, financial soundness, and the capacity to implement initiatives and evaluate their success. The Baker Hughes Foundation makes strategic philanthropic contributions, matches Baker Hughes employee contributions, and awards volunteer recognition grants for outstanding employee community service.
About Baker Hughes:
Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR) is an energy technology company that provides solutions to energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and with operations in over 120 countries, our innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward – making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Visit us at bakerhughes.com.
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