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November
2018
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09:07 PM
America/New_York

Jackson EMC Donates $13K to Madison County Food Bank

(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 14, 2018) – Jackson EMC donated $13,000 to the Madison County Food Bank in Danielsville for a new septic system and a new refrigerator with a freezer, which will help their efforts to offer food assistance to individuals and families in Madison County.

“This donation is such a wonderful surprise, and we are overwhelmed with gratitude,” said Bobbie Rooker, executive director of the Madison County Food Bank. Jackson EMC District Manager Jean Mullis surprised Rooker with the big check presentation at the third annual Madison County Local Harvest Banquet.

“We will be able to keep more food fresher and serve more families in need,” said Rooker.

The Jackson EMC donation was made from margin refunds that have been unclaimed by the electric cooperative’s members for five years. Legislation passed in 2005 permits Georgia electric cooperatives to make charitable, education and economic development contributions of unclaimed margin refunds.

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, the largest electric cooperative in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation, is headquartered 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in Jefferson, Ga. The cooperative serves more than 228,000 meters with 14,000 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.