American Water Charitable Foundation Provides $5,000 in COVID-19 Relief to Marion County Food Bank

Marion Co Food Bank

August 25, 2020 (Chattanooga, TN) – Tennessee American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation have announced that the Foundation is providing a $5,000 grant to the Marion County Food Bank to assist with increased needs families may be experiencing due to the pandemic.

Tennessee American Water, with funds from the American Water Charitable Foundation, donated to the Marion County Food Bank through a special program for COVID-19 relief efforts.

“There has never been a more critical time in our country to support one another or lend a charitable hand to our communities and neighbors in need,” said Tennessee American Water President Darlene Williams. “We know our customers, employees, and neighbors have all been personally impacted by this public health emergency. While Tennessee American Water continues diligently working to provide essential water services, we are grateful to these organizations for the incredible work they are doing to care for people.”

Marion County Food Bank is an emergency food source for Marion County. During the COVID-19 health emergency the food bank is experiencing an increase in demand for food brought about by an increase in the number of families (approximately 60%) for whom the wage earner(s) are now unemployed. The grant has enabled the food bank to provide food for these families in addition to their regular client families.

Tennessee American Water wants customers to know that our customer service representatives stand ready to help. Customers behind on their bills can call the Customer Service Center to make payment arrangements or ask about customer assistance programs like the H2O Help to Others. If you have questions or concerns about your water bill, call us at 1-866-736-6420.


Tennessee American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 380,000 people in Tennessee and north Georgia. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit
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