FREDERICTON, N.B. — The Fredericton Community Kitchen has received a boost of more than $30,000 from United Parcel Service (UPS) Canada.
The donation will go towards new pots, pans, flooring and carpeting, which will make this Christmas season a little merrier.
Earlier this week the parcel service presented community kitchen administrator George Piers with a cheque for $30,500 from the UPS Foundation’s community investment grant program.
“Our pots are basically worn out,” Piers says. He explains the new, better-quality pots will make things easier on the volunteers, since they won’t have to scrub so hard with SOS pads to clean them.
The community kitchen, which has served an average of 275 meals a day in recent weeks, will be able to replace the flooring in the kitchen and the carpeting.
Piers says fixing the place up will boost the morale of those donating their time and it will give the kitchen’s clients more pride as well.
“It’s not just a monetary donation,” says Lisa Pare, vice-president of brokerage services with UPS’s Fredericton office, UPS employees also donate their time, she adds. “It allows our employees to invest their time in the community.”
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