Second Harvest Food Bank and Avista have one of those partnerships. Whether it's assisting with the Bite2Go Program (where Avista sponsors Steven's Elementary School), supporting Second Harvest's capital campaigns or their food programs, it's all about helping people.
Recently Avista had the opportunity to tour the Second Harvest Food Bank to help find ways to save energy.
One of the energy efficiency measures Second Harvest qualified for through Avista’s Demand Side Management program was replacing existing T-8 fluorescent lights with TLEDs. Making these changes will save more than 60,000 kilowatt hours, and cut Second Harvest's energy use for lighting in less than half.
Avista also assisted in upgrading Second Harvest's electric fork lift charging stations, which created 20-30 percent more efficient charging of their fork lifts and increased battery life.
"Since 1889, Avista has promoted a culture of community involvement and community commitment. It's an honor to partner with those who make substantial impacts in our communities," said Pat Lynch, Avista Foundation President and Community Development Director at Avista.