FirstEnergy Employees Donate More Than 2.6 Million Meals During 2013 Harvest for Hunger Campaign

 FirstEnergy Employees Donate More Than 2.6 Million Meals During 2013 Harvest
                             for Hunger Campaign

PR Newswire

AKRON, Ohio, May 2, 2013

AKRON, Ohio, May2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --From bake sales to salad bars to
online auctions and donations of cash and canned goods, FirstEnergy Corp.
(NYSE: FE) employees contributed the equivalent of more than 2.6 million meals
during the recently completed 2013 Harvest for Hunger campaign. Overall,
FirstEnergy employees raised more than $356,000 and contributed approximately
69 tons of food to local food banks and hunger centers, the equivalent of
approximately 168 meals for each of the company's 16,000 employees.

"In this challenging economy, our employees once again have shown their
creativity, compassion and generosity through their support of this year's
Harvest for Hunger campaign," said Anthony J. Alexander, president and chief
executive officer of FirstEnergy. "Their exceptional efforts will address a
real concern in our communities."

The dollars raised and food contributed was part of a friendly competition
conducted by FirstEnergy employees, their business groups, and company
locations. Donations to Harvest for Hunger help stock the cupboards of more
than 40 food banks and organizations throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland, and New York.

FirstEnergy employees have been long-time champions of giving to Harvest for
Hunger or other Feeding American Network affiliates. Since 2001, company
employees have contributed more than $3.1 million in cash and more than 1
million pounds of food to help fight hunger, which represents the equivalent
of more than 22 million meals.

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability
and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one
of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in
Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Its
diverse generating fleet features non-emitting nuclear, scrubbed baseload
coal, natural gas, hydro and pumped-storage hydro and other renewables, and
has a total generating capacity of more than 20,000 megawatts. Visit
FirstEnergy on the web at, or follow FirstEnergy on
Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

Editor's Note: Photos of FirstEnergy Harvest for Hunger events are available
on Flickr.

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.

Contact: News Media: Mark Durbin, (330) 761-4365
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