WAKEFIELD – Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department (WMGLD) employees have joined together to help local residents in need by donating $5,000 to the Wakefield Food Pantry. All 42 WMGLD employees donated their personal funds to the food pantry, according to WMGLD General Manager Pete Dion.
“Our employees understand how lucky we all are to work for a great organization, and we also recognize the current situation many of our customers face,” the General Manager said. “I shared this request at our remote department meetings, and I had several of the donations before we had even completed the meetings. I am so proud of our employees.”
The employees surpassed the initial goal of $3,000 by $2,000 within hours of the internal fundraiser, according to Dion.
“All of us at the Wakefield Food Pantry are so grateful for the incredible generosity of all of the employees at the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department,” Wakefield Food Pantry Director of Development Mike Boudreau added. “This donation, and so many others that we have received from the Wakefield Community during these very trying times, allow us to continue to serve the exponential growth in families coming to our door that require food assistance.”
“On behalf of all WMGLD employees, I extend our appreciation to the Wakefield Food Pantry for all they do, and to the community for their ongoing support of the food pantry. We are happy to be able to do our part,” WMGLD Employee Association President Kurt Bode concluded.