Exelon Generation employees are volunteering twice during the month of April at the Bread of Life Everett Food Pantry to help Everett and Malden families in need of food assistance. Employees provided much-needed muscle to help offload tons of food from the Bread of Life (BOL) 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 BOL to help provide much-needed 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 BOL’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. 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,” said Archie Gleason, General Manager, Northeast Region, Exelon Generation.
In 2019, Bread of Life celebrates 27 years as an incorporated nonprofit helping neighbors in need. From its beginnings as a church pot-luck 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 & 5K Run.”
As a faith-based nonprofit organization located in Malden, MA, BOL 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, N. 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.
BOL is ranked in the top 10% of the nearly 300-member agencies of the Greater Boston Food Bank as one of its top food distributors. For more information, see www.breadoflifemalden.org or call 781-397-0404.