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TCEC employees donate to food bank

During its annual Co-op Cares Food Drive, TCEC employees raised funds and the cooperative matched them for a total of $4,170. Four food pantries in local communities will each receive $1,042.50 thanks to the generosity of the cooperative and its employees. 

TCEC employees delivered a donation to the Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry in Beaver on January 19. The pantry relies solely on donations.

“We appreciate the faithful support of God’s people to allow us to be the hands of Jesus to feed those in need,” said Jeff Bradley, food pantry coordinator.

The Ministerial Alliance recently assisted 48 families with food boxes during the Christmas holidays. Churches, residents, and school food drives in Forgan, Beaver, rural Balko and Bryans Corner communities support the food bank. Anyone in Beaver County needing assistance can contact any church pastor.

Other local food pantries receiving funds this year are in Boise City and Guymon, Oklahoma, as well as Elkhart, Kansas.

“We are aware people fall on hard times due to loss of income and other situations,” said Gary Barnes, TCEC service technician in the Beaver county area for more than 30 years. “Concern for Community is one of our seven cooperative principles. 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. 
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Photo Cutline: Left to right: Matt Stokes, Eric Leisher, Gary Barnes, service technicians, TCEC; David Glasscock, Church of Christ, Jeff Bradley, First Baptist, Beaver Ministerial Alliance volunteer ministers.

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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