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03/03/2016 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Joins Second Harvest Big Bend to Kick Off National Consumer Protection Week

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is joining America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend at 10:30 a.m., March 7 for a kick off to help consumers get a lifeline to food and a phone during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 6-12.

Joining PSC Chairman Julie Brown will be Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Miller, City of Tallahassee; Katrina Rolle, President/CEO, United Way of the Big Bend; and Jim Croteau, Interim CEO of America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend.  They will share information on the need for low-income residents to have food to keep families healthy and phone service to access job opportunities, emergency services, and family and friends. 

A tour of the Second Harvest Food Bank warehouse will follow.

The NCPW event location is below:

Monday, March 7, 2016
10:30 a.m.

America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend Main Office
4446 Entrepot Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32310

During the 18th Annual NCPW, March 6-12, PSC staff will also make presentations to consumers in Jacksonville, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Panama City, showing them how to save money through energy and water conservation and how to sign up for the Lifeline Assistance telephone discount program, if they qualify.

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions.  Visit the NCPW website,

For additional information, visit For additional information on Second Harvest, visit

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