Urban Harvest Announces Large Donation From CenterPoint Energy Foundation To Support Their Mission.
Houston, TX (July 13, 2021) – Urban Harvest is pleased to announce a recent award from the CenterPoint Energy Foundation of $75,000, made to support their mission of increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in long-standing food deserts in the Houston area. The CenterPoint Energy Foundation strives to be a catalyst in their communities by leveraging everyday opportunities and resources to achieve extraordinary outcomes.
“We are extremely grateful of CenterPoint Energy Foundation’s generous donation to help support our mission to increase accessibility to healthy foods to Houstonians,” said Janna Roberson, Executive Director, Urban Harvest. “We wouldn’t be able to achieve our goals without the financial dedication of our corporate sponsors.’
“The CenterPoint Energy Foundation’s gift to Urban Harvest meets one of our key giving pillars, Community Vitality, supporting initiatives that lead to thriving neighborhoods, cities and states,” said Geoffrey Castro, Sr. Program Manager. “Support of this community garden model has the ability to demonstrate replicability and scalability, which provides a tremendous opportunity far beyond Houston, TX.”
About Urban Harvest
Founded in 1994, Urban Harvest cultivates thriving communities through gardening and access to healthy, local food with four core programs: Education, Community Gardens, Farmers Markets, and the nascent Food Access Program. Urban Harvest has garnered a well-deserved reputation as a leader in the local food movement. With support from organizations such as CenterPoint Energy, Urban Harvest continues to enrich the lives, soils, and plates of all Houstonians.
About CenterPoint Energy
As the only investor-owned electric and gas utility based in Texas, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is an energy delivery company with electric transmission and distribution, power generation and natural gas distribution operations that serve more than 7 million metered customers in Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. The CenterPoint Energy Foundation is a charitable giving organization focused on strengthening the quality of life in the communities served by the company. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.