On Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 the employees of Northeast Financial delivered 789lbs of food to a local food pantry “Amazing Grace“. It is important to note that these donations came directly from the generous employees of Northeast Financial.
The effort was led by Ruth Gawkowski from the Northeast family. Ruth started the effort and then took time out of her days for weeks gathering food while making sure she was obtaining all of the pantry’s most needed items. Ruth said “It felt fantastic to know that we work with a great group of people that care about the community. The overwhelming response from everyone was amazing. And to know that our donation today will help so many families for a long time not just for the Christmas holidays.”
“Feeding the hungry is an easy cause to get behind and support. Being a local business I feel it is very important that we do our part to give back to our local community and friends” said Chris Nielson, President of Northeast Financial.
Amazing Grace supports over 800 families each month. The staff of volunteers works tirelessly to ensure that these families’ needs are served. On top of providing this wonderful service, the volunteers also help these families determine if they qualify for additional support programs like SNAP, energy assistance, WIC, school meals, Husky Part A, Part B, SAGA, TANF, Aid to the Blind or Disabled and SSI.
“We intend to make this a long-standing commitment going forward,” says Drew Raney, CEO of Northeast Financial. “I was so happy to see so many of our employees step up and contribute so willingly from the second this effort was started.”
If you are interested in how you can help out here is the list from Amazing Grace’s website outlining their most needed items.