Helping the Hungry for the Holidays: InterGen Employees Provide Food for Families in Burlington
Burlington, Mass. – InterGen’s development team wanted to do something special this holiday season. They considered the usual activities: secret Santa, Yankee swap, lunch out of the office, ugly sweater contest. Instead, they volunteered to organize and stock shelves at the Burlington Community Food Pantry in Massachusetts. On December 15, 10 members of the department put on their jeans and sweatshirts and went to work.
The group brought with them items most needed for the pantry (diapers and wipes) and then spent two hours preparing the pantry for clients. Cans of soup and beans, boxes of cereal and pasta and jars of peanut butter and jelly were organized and shelved. “InterGen employees truly embody our company’s value of community by lending a hand to help support those in need, and we really enjoyed giving back,” said Daniela Cowan, development project assistant.
The food pantry is part of People Helping People, a non-profit, predominantly volunteer support program. “Our mission is to establish and sustain a community-wide effort to provide assistance to residents of the town who have a need for food, medicine, heat or utilities and to provide for holiday food baskets and gifts for children,” said Jane McIninch, co-coordinator of the Burlington Community Food Pantry.
“As a community, we strive to address the needs of those who find themselves in difficult financial circumstances by providing them with basic needs and more importantly compassion, understanding and support,” McIninch said.