August 30, 2023

Ormat Technologies, Inc. Supports Imperial Valley Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program

IMPERIAL – In response to the high rate of childhood food insecurity experienced countywide, Ormat Technologies, Inc. has made the decision to support Imperial County students with a recent contribution to the Imperial Valley Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program.

“Ormat’s generous donation of $20,000 ensures 100 local students will have nutritious food packed for them to enjoy each weekend, all school year long,” Shannon Rowe, Director of Philanthropy said on behalf of the food bank.

IV Regional Manager, Troy Owens, and other Ormat employees, presented the recent gift to the Imperial Valley Food Bank on Friday, August 25, as an investment in supporting Imperial County’s youth.

“We are honored to be able to support the Weekend Backpack Program, providing a solution to weekend hunger for students,” Owens said.

Ormat Technologies, Inc. delivers renewable power and clean energy solutions to customers worldwide. They are committed to innovation and advancing the tools and technologies needed to achieve a carbon-free future using geothermal power, energy storage, and recovered energy generation.

“We value going beyond renewable energy development and take pride in sponsoring this generous program to help the future of Imperial County,” Owens said.

Over 30 schools in the county partner with IVFB to provide food assistance to approximately 800 students every Friday during the school year. Due to inflation and supply chain issues, the food bank has had to purchase more food than ever to fill the gaps in their food supply.

“We enjoy partnering with businesses, like Ormat Technologies, who are interested in nourishing the health and hope of the Imperial Valley,” Rowe shared. “This program relies on donations and volunteer support from the community, so we commend those businesses that decide to give back in multiple ways.”

Beyond the company’s monetary donation, many employees with Ormat Technologies, Inc. also spend time frequently volunteering inside the Imperial Valley Food Bank’s warehouse, where they bag food for community food distributions.

Businesses interested in volunteering or learning about ways they can sponsor multiple students participating in the Weekend Backpack Program are encouraged to contact IVFB’s Director of Philanthropy Shannon Rowe at

For $200 a year, community members can sponsor a child in the program all school year long. The food bank also has an online donation option where community members can give a monthly gift to support students. To learn more about donating and volunteering, visit: