A local man was recognized Wednesday for giving back to the community.

The United Way and Wegmans presented PPL employee Nolan LeBlanc with a check for $10,000 to be used at Wegmans.

That was the grand prize in a contest held for donors who increased their gift, or gave for the first time, to the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

LeBlanc said he didn't do it for the recognition.

"I had heard there were prizes, but I literally paid no attention to that. I was giving just because it was easy and its a great way for helping the community," LeBlanc said.

LeBlanc said he plans to donate some of the money to area food banks.