For the second year in a row, Schnitzer Northeast presented a sizable monetary donation to the Grace Food Pantry. This year’s donation of more than $50,000 was also coupled with 1,000 pounds of food. Schnitzer’s employees, customers and vendors contributed $25,000, which was matched by the company.
Irene Cardillo, director of the Grace Food Pantry, remembered how quickly Schnitzer came forward to help at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Schnitzer was the first company to donate to this pantry,” she said, adding that the company has not wavered from its original commitment.
The food pantry, which was established six years ago, now distributes 60,000 pounds of food to 24,000 residents each week.
“Schnitzer is proud to support the Everett Grace Food Pantry again this year,” said Schnitzer spokesperson Colin Kelly. “Through this partnership, Schnitzer has had the opportunity to support the admirable work of the Food Pantry to help families in need with dignity and care.”
For nearly 12 years, Schnitzer has strived to combat hunger and food insecurity through its National Food Bank Initiative.