VEC donates to Meigs Ministries as part of Co-op Day of Service

In Tennessee alone, over 500,000 people struggle with keeping food on the table and rely on food banks for meals. Most food banks function only on donations, and with the national supply shortage, there has been a significant decrease in donations.

In October, as part of national Co-op Month, co-ops across the nation participated in Co-op Day of Service. Co-op Day of Service was founded to give co-ops an opportunity to serve their communities. This year, Volunteer Energy Cooperative (VEC) chose to collect and donate money and food to local food banks. $315 and over 200 pounds of food were donated to seven different food banks across VEC’s service area. “We are so blessed to have VEC. We have been looking forward to this day for so long,” said Susie Hairrell, Director of Meigs Ministries in Decatur. “This will help out so many families,” continued Hairrell.

VEC feels blessed and honored to be able to give to the underprivileged because “To whom much is given, much will be required.” Co-op Day of Service occurs annually, and we encourage members to donate to the project and/or organization chosen for next year. To find out more information about ways you can help your community, please visit VEC’s website at