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Concern For Community Shines In Co-Op Cares Food Drive - Boise City Presentation

During its annual Co-op Cares Food Drive, TCEC employees raised funds and the cooperative matched them to raise $3,140. Four food pantries in local communities will each receive $785 thanks to the generosity of the cooperative and its employees.

TCEC’s donation was delivered to Cimarron County Food Pantry in Boise City on a very cold day, February 4. The pantry survives solely on donations.

“We are thankful for donations, as the food pantry does not receive any state or federal funds,” said Joyce Moses pantry coordinator. “It is totally dependent on our 501(c)(3) donations to pay for food, utilities and supplies.”

Other local food pantries receiving funds from TCEC this year are in Beaver and Guymon, Oklahoma, as well as Elkhart, Kansas.

“Concern for Community is one of our seven cooperative principles,” Chris Purdy, vice president of Member Solutions at TCEC, said. “Our employees gave generously this year to help those in need.” To learn more about TCEC’s community support, visit and follow the cooperative on Facebook.'

TCEC Co-op Cares Food Drive Boise City Check Presentation
TCEC presented their Co-op Cares employee food drive donation on Feb. 4. Pictured here from left to right: TCEC – L.J. Ogden and Ray Damron presenting a check to Cimarron County Food Pantry volunteers Martha Keepers, Vivian Hughes, Gerry Snapp, Joyce Moses, Becky Smoot, Vernon Keepers, Luis Sandoval, Eddie Snapp, Dale Sanders, driver, and Lance Fowler.

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Headquartered in Hooker, Oklahoma, Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) is a not-for-profit distribution cooperative owned and controlled by its members. TCEC is committed improving the quality of life for its members and communities by delivering safe, reliable and affordable electric service. The cooperative serves about 23,000 meters in the Oklahoma Panhandle, southwestern Kansas, the northern border of the Texas Panhandle and parts of Colorado and New Mexico. TCEC is a Touchstone Energy cooperative. For more information, visit

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