Schnitzer Steel recently presented Everett Grace Food Pantry with a lofty donation of $54,422. Schnitzer has been making donations to the food pantry since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“You guys were really making a difference; we wanted to make a difference with you,” said Schnitzer spokesperson Colin Kelly to food pantry Director Irene Cardillo as the check was presented on March 29. “You make it look fun.”
Kelly said the donation was funded by contributions from employees and suppliers. Those donations were then matched by Schnitzer.
“Schnitzer employees are active members of the communities where we operate,” said Kelly. “We are proud to continue our support of meaningful community resources like those administered by Everett Grace Food Pantry.”
Cardillo could barely find the words to express her gratitude. “This project will be able to go on and on and we’ll be able to help more people,” she said.
Cardillo said the food pantry now has a fleet of four vehicles, which are most active during the weekends. “We do two big, huge events on Saturday and Sunday,” she said.
In addition to Everett, the food pantry serves several North Shore communities, including Peabody, Lynn, Dorchester and Revere.