Pub 1 2019-2020 | Issue 4


Member Update: Community Giving

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To celebrate the industry’s ongoing role in the community, we like to highlight one member company’s efforts in each of our newsletter issues. Each of our companies are making considerable contributions to their neighbors and local organizations, and we couldn’t be more proud of this ongoing commitment.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Chevron has stepped up its ongoing support of community organizations and first responders by providing $50,000 in gas cards to three organizations in the Salt Lake area. The Utah Food Bank, Bountiful Community Food Pantry and South Davis Metro Fire Department put the cards to use to meet workforce and community fuel needs.

In addition, Chevron also donated 330 gallons of hand sanitizer to the local Davis School District to protect teachers and students alike.
“First responders and food banks are some of our heroes during this crisis. The medical care and food supplies they provide are more essential than ever,” said Mitra Kashanchi, the refinery manager for Chevron Salt Lake. “We hope this demonstrates how grateful we are for their tireless efforts during this challenging time.”


“Utah Food Bank is so grateful to Chevron for their corporate partnership during this critical and uncertain time,” said Ginette Bott, Utah Food Bank president and CEO. “We have many staff members on the front line of hunger who are still going to work every day to help the Food Bank support the hundreds of thousands of Utahns affected by this crisis. This contribution will help ease their fuel needs and let them know that they’re valued for the work they continue to do.”

“Bountiful Community Food Pantry is most appreciative of Chevron’s donation,” said Lorna Koci, director of the pantry. “I know many people will be greatly relieved with the assistance that Chevron is making possible.”

“South Davis Metro Fire is grateful for the ongoing support to our organization by the Chevron Refinery. These are stressful times for our firefighters who along with so many others are working the front lines of the COVID-19 response. We are committed to the needs of our community and continue to provide excellent services under these challenging times. It is great that the Chevron Refinery is recognizing our first responders for the work they do,” said South Davis Metro Fire Chief Jeff Bassett.

The Utah Petroleum Association

This story appears in Pub 1 2019-20 Issue 4 of the UPDATE Magazine.