WESTLAKE, La., Dec. 15, 2020 – Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) announced today it is contributing a total of $1 million to 48 local food banks across the U.S. and in the U.K., with $55,000 going to three Southwest Louisiana food banks. The gift, made on behalf of Phillips 66 employees, is meant to support organizations that have offered a critical lifeline this year to communities where the company operates.
“From the pandemic to our hurricane-ravaged region, this year has been a challenge for all of us in Southwest Louisiana. Phillips 66 recognizes the consistent contribution of our local food banks, as they have been there every step of the way bringing meals and groceries to fill pantries. Phillips 66 is committed to supporting hunger relief efforts in our community,” said Jolie Rhinehart, Phillips 66 Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex General Manager.
The company's $1 million donation will be spread across 11 states and in the United Kingdom and is part of more than $31 million donated to charitable organizations in 2020.
In Southwest Louisiana, Phillips 66 is donating to Second Harvest, Salvation Army and Abraham’s Tent. The donations are in addition to $1,090,000 the company donated locally this year.
“Two major hurricanes hitting Southwest Louisiana in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic was truly a worst-case scenario that we dreaded this year,” said Natalie Jayroe, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank. “Immediately following each storm, Second Harvest hit the ground running, organizing food, water, and supply distributions, and working with our regional partners to ensure those impacted had access to the food they needed. It is only with the support of partners like Phillips 66 that we can continue our recovery efforts longer-term. With their support, we can continue rebuilding Southwest Louisiana, ensuring families and businesses can return to a thriving community.”
“We are thankful to Phillips 66 for their partnership and gracious gift of $15,000 to help our neighbors in need. We are currently still dealing with repairs from the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and we’re blessed to have neighbors who are stepping in to assist us in doing the best," stated Lieutenant Thomas Marion, Lake Charles Corps Officer of The Salvation Army.
“We have a deep appreciation for the organizations that stood with their communities and provided such an essential service in the face of the enormous challenges of 2020,” said Phillips 66 Chairman and CEO Greg Garland. “This is a gift from the people of Phillips 66 to those that are taking care of our most vulnerable.”
To read more about the company’s COVID-19 relief efforts, visit https://www.phillips66.com/covid19response.