NAPERVILLE, Ill., March 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Nicor Gas serves millions of families and individuals in Illinois, where nearly 11% of residents live in poverty. Food insecurity, homelessness and affordable housing are some of the deficiencies that have been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is with this understanding that the company announces partnership initiatives to help meet the basic needs of 250,000 families who live at or below the federal poverty level within Nicor Gas’ northern Illinois service territory.
“Due to the pandemic and the colder temperatures, more families are at home and using more heat. Some people are making tough choices about which bills to pay,” said John O. Hudson III, president and CEO of Nicor Gas. “We’re committed to helping our customers address these and other insecurities due to the loss of income during challenging times.”
To ensure its efforts align with the needs of the community, Nicor Gas is partnering with several charitable organizations. Among them are the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Operation Warm, People’s Resource Center, PADS organizations and many more.
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