For Robin Fry, volunteering to help feed the needy in Harrisburg is a family tradition.

Fry, a construction supervisor with PPL Electric Utilities, used to volunteer at a soup kitchen near the state Capitol on Friday nights. He was introduced to the kitchen by his parents, who volunteered there.

Unfortunately, Fry had to take a break from community work for a year or two because of a family illness that required his attention.

But that situation has improved, and recently, Fry was able to begin volunteering again. Now he’s giving time to pack food at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, helping feed the less fortunate and support the community he calls home.

“Helping others means a lot to me, and I’m glad to be able to volunteer,” he said.

Fry has supported his community and his co-workers in other ways, too. A few years ago, he coordinated construction of a Habitat for Humanity home, bringing together all the tradesmen needed to complete the skilled work. (PPL donated equipment to support the build.)

He’s also a supporter of our annual United Way campaign, and served on PPL’s employee health and safety committee in his work area.

“I feel lucky that I’ve always been in a good situation, and I’ve always had a good means to be able to provide for my family,” he said.

Stay tuned to PPL Stories for more stories of PPL Electric Utilities employees’ service to their communities.