Providing Help Where Needed Most
October 6, 2020
After power restoration work from Tropical Storm Isaias, FirstEnergy was able to donate unused food from five of our staging site locations to multiple food banks and needy organizations within JCP&L’s service territory.
We delivered approximately 30,000 pounds of fresh produce/fruit, frozen food, meats, beverages, condiments and dairy and paper products.
At Fulfill Food Bank in Neptune, N.J., with some of the delivered goods are, l.-r.: Kim Guadagno, Fulfill; John Anderson, vice president, Regional External Affairs; Elaine Vincent, advisor, Community Involvement; and Jim Kroeze and Linda Kellner, Fulfill.
We recently received praise from Rise Food Pantry located in Hightstown, N.J., for our $2,000 FirstEnergy Foundation contribution. “I would like to personally thank the FirstEnergy Foundation for the generous donation to support Rise Pantry and other essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your contribution will go a long way in helping Rise continue to meet the needs of our neighbors. For many, this is their first-time needing assistance, and we’ve been able to serve 1,133 families,” said Leslie Koppel, executive director, Rise. Through community partnerships and direct services, Rise assists local families and individuals in recovering from setbacks and achieving their full potential. The organization offers a thrift store, pantry, special events, seasonal programs and general assistance.
The FirstEnergy Foundation recently sponsored the United Way of Northern New Jersey’s (UWNNJ) Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (A.L.I.C.E) program. The contribution will support a virtual fundraiser.