A Bountiful Harvest

May 14, 2020

Note: The information and photos were submitted prior to the COVID-19 preventive measures including social distancing.

A chili cookoff, bootcamp workout and silent auction are a few of the fun events our JCP&L employees held for this year’s Harvest for Hunger campaign. Let’s take a look!

Employees in the Central New Jersey Region held a chili cook-off that raised $170.

Employees line up to try the tasty chili recipes.

​Ashley Whitehead, Customer Account specialist (r.,) won the competition. Kristine Alfund, Customer Account specialist (l.) and Patrick Carfano, supervisor, Engineering Services (c.), present Ashley with the “2020 JCP&L Chili Cook-off Champion” trophy.

Freehold employees held a Harvest for Hunger Bootcamp Workout. In order to participate, attendees were asked to bring a bag of canned foods. The event collected 627 pounds of food.

L.-r.: Maani Ibraham, Human Resources generalist, along with John Contos, manager, Operations Services, and Jerry Logan, utility technician, delivered 12 large boxes of food to the Fulfill Foodbank that serves Monmouth and Ocean counties.​

Employees in East Hanover’s Utility Construction & Maintenance (UC&M) test and relay departments held a hot dog sale.

L.-r.: Stefano Nocchi, test technician; James Ayers, UC&M chief; and Allen Laupa, UC&M 1/C (who ate 10 dogs that day!), sampling the dogs. The event raised $156.

Holmdel’s gift basket auction raised $2,295. Leading the auction was Courtney Donaldson, with help from Earleen Agbayani, Kristine Alfund, Mike Garbarini, Judy Glover, Bernadette Hagan, Maani Ibraham, Bill Kwasnicki, Kathy Moore, Hilary Wallace and Ashley Whitehead. Despite the large number of people working remotely due to COVID-19, this year’s event total surpassed last year’s auction by $532.

An impressive assortment of gift baskets.​