Exelon Generation, owner of the Everett LNG Facility and Mystic Generating Station, donated $7,500 to Bread of Life. Bread of Life has ramped up efforts to feed those less fortunate in Everett and surrounding communities during the pandemic. In fact, it just started a “drop-and-go” grocery delivery service, in response to the Governor’s Stay-at-Home order.
There are many heart-wrenching stories of neighbors struggling during these challenging times, who have found some relief thanks to Bread of Life. One mother contacted the organization recently saying she is a nine-year Everett resident, and the wife of a disabled veteran with four children. With local food pantry supplies depleted and limited transportation options, she has found it difficult to feed her family. When Bread of life told her they would deliver a box of groceries for her family, she was beyond grateful. Later that day she conveyed her thanks: “I just want to thank you again for your help and kindness; my kids were very happy with a full stomach; please be safe and have a wonderful day.”
“As difficult as these times are for all of us, it is particular trying for families who lack transportation and adequate food and other essentials,” said Exelon Generation’s Northeast Regional General Manager Archie Gleason. “Our company is honored to do what we can to make everyday life a bit brighter for our less fortunate neighbors through donations to organizations, such as Bread of Life.”
This year, Bread of Life celebrates 28 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 more than one million meals a year to residents in and around Everett who are on low-incomes, unemployed, homeless, elderly and disabled.