For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - In response to recent
casino closings resulting in the loss of about 8,000 jobs, Atlantic City
Electric and Exelon,
in collaboration with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Southern Branch, held a volunteer event
Nov. 15 at the FoodBank's Egg Harbor Township, N.J., location to benefit those
in need. About 125 Atlantic City Electric and Exelon employees and their families worked
side-by-side with the FoodBank to pack boxes with donated food for residents in
need this holiday season.
To support this volunteer event, Atlantic City Electric and Exelon held
food drives at locations across the two companies resulting in more than 4,600
pounds of food collected to help stock the cupboards of the FoodBank. Also as
part of this initiative, Atlantic City Electric and Exelon donated $30,000 to
the FoodBank, which is estimated to provide food to about 1,500 families.
"Atlantic City Electric has a longstanding commitment to the FoodBank,"
said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president. "We believe it's
important to support local organizations, like the FoodBank, that make a
difference in the lives of others. We have an obligation to help meet the needs
of residents and our customers by assisting organizations that benefit those in
"We are extremely appreciative of Atlantic City Electric's and Exelon's
support of the FoodBank especially at this time when so many people in our
community need help because of the casino closings," said Evelyn Benton,
executive director, Community
FoodBank of New Jersey, Southern
are thrilled to have joined our colleagues from Atlantic City Electric to
assist in replenishing the
FoodBank's cupboards during this time of need and provide funding to help
support their efforts," said Amy Trojecki, director, Corporate Affairs, Exelon. "Like Atlantic City Electric, Exelon believes in
giving back to our communities and helping those in need."
community outreach, Atlantic City Electric is also providing displaced workers
with information on agencies that can help maintain essential services as well
as providing information on energy assistance programs available through the
state. Atlantic City Electric and Exelon are commited to supporting
local communities through volunteer initatives, charitable contributions and community outreach endevours.
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