Giving back to homes away from home
Crews working on a pipeline construction project near Philadelphia pitched in to help area residents enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal even if COVID-19 has made their year difficult.
153 people on Spread VI of the Sunoco Mariner East II project donated 5,158 pounds of food and water, including 80 turkeys, to help ensure everyone has food for Thanksgiving and the holiday season during this unprecedented time.
The food was donated to the Chester County Food Bank, the central hunger relief organization serving more than 120 partner agencies in Chester County, PA. through its network of food cupboards, hot meal sites, shelters and other social service organizations.
Making donations to local organizations is a traditional, year-round way for construction crews to give back to the communities that become their homes away from home while working on infrastructure projects. This year, in particular, the crews were motivated to help out after learning that local residents were turning to the food pantry during the holidays, including many for the first time.
“During a season that is traditionally filled with festive gatherings and holiday meals, many people will not be able to afford food for themselves or their families,” said Superintendent Jayme F. “Thanksgiving is an appropriate time for us to show our gratitude by giving back to the community that has welcomed us.”
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