Exelon Generation donates $5K to Bread of Life
Exelon Generation employees volunteered twice during the month of April at the Bread of Life Everett Food Pantry to help Everett families in need of food assistance.
Employees volunteered to help offload tons of food from the Bread of Life truck and to make up grocery orders. In addition, Exelon Generation, the owners of the Mystic power plant in Everett, presented a check for $5,000 to Bread of Life to help provide groceries and prepared meals for struggling residents of Everett and nine surrounding communities. This gift will provide the equivalent of about 10,000 meals to area residents because of Bread of Life’s ability to leverage a tremendous amount of food donations and volunteer labor.
“Strengthening the communities in which we operate is very important to us,” said Archie Gleason, Northeast Region general manager of Exelon Generation. “Exelon Generation is pleased to support the important mission of Bread of Life, they help nourish those most in-need with their food pantries in Everett and neighboring communities.”
In 2019, Bread of Life celebrates 27 years as an incorporated nonprofit helping neighbors in need. From its beginnings as a church potluck supper in 1980, Bread of Life now provides over 1 million meals per year to neighbors who are low-income, unemployed, homeless, senior citizens and disabled.
“We greatly appreciate Exelon Generation’s support, both for their generous donation and their strong volunteers,” said Gabriella Snyder Stelmack, deputy director. “Most of our funding comes from the generosity of individuals, businesses, organizations, faith communities and foundations, along with the proceeds of our annual Golf Tournament and Walk for Bread and 5K Run.”
As a faith-based nonprofit organization located in Malden, Bread of Life brings together over 500 volunteers from its 45 partner organizations to provide meals four nights per week in Malden; food pantries serving residents of Malden, Everett, Medford, Melrose, Saugus, Stoneham, Reading, North Reading, Wakefield and Winchester; grocery delivery to senior citizens in public housing in Malden, Everett, Melrose and Medford; and food delivery to homeless families sheltered in local motels.