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TCEC employees donate to Cimarron County food pantry

TCEC employees raised funds during the annual Co-op Cares Food Drive for local community food pantries. The cooperative matched the funds raised by employees for a total of $1,960 this year. Four food pantries in local communities will each receive $490.

“The Cimarron County Food Pantry operates on donations only,” said Jana Fowler, food pantry coordinator. “The food pantry receives USDA commodities, but these are to help supplement, not be the main source of the food given out. We average 100 to 110 families in need a month. We want to thank TCEC and its employees for giving to our community.”

She said the food pantry has provided 177,060 pounds of food this year to families in Cimarron County communities.

TCEC Member Solutions Vice President Chris Purdy said, “‘Concern for Community’ is one of our seven cooperative principles. Our employees gave generously this year to help those in need.”

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

To learn more about TCEC’s community support, visit and follow the cooperative on Facebook.

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Photo Cutline: Left to right: Vivian Hughes, Joyce Moses, volunteers; Wayne Schrader, Oklahoma Food Bank driver; Jana Fowler, Howard Revel, volunteers; L.J. Ogden, TCEC service technician; Martha Keepers and Lance Fowler, volunteers.


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 to 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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