Employees of the Metropolitan Commission present a $2,078 donation to Mary Lou Gough Food Pantry representative Dennis Cantwell. (Submitted photo)
HOLLYWOOD, Md. (January 13, 2019)—On December 20, employees of the Metropolitan Commission presented a $2,078 donation to Mary Lou Gough Food Pantry representative Dennis Cantwell. This donation was the result of fundraising efforts by MetCom employees which continued into the holiday season. Employees also contributed over 200 pounds of food to the effort.
The Mary Lou Gough Food Pantry is administered by Our Lady of Wayside parish, located in Chaptico.
Mary Lou Burroughs Gough passed in September 2010, following a life of service to her family, community, and church. She served as administrative director for Alternatives for Youth, beginning at Loretta House, where she was a mentor to her coworkers and a kind and gentle role model to the young boys living there. She volunteered for a variety of organizations, including Meals on Wheels, St. Mary's Nursing Home, and Mother Catherine Spalding School. Gough was instrumental in establishing the food pantry now named in her honor, formerly known as the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry.
Contributing to a local charity has been an annual initiative undertaken by MetCom employees in conjunction with its annual holiday luncheon. In recent years, several thousand dollars have been donated to local organizations including Hospice House, St. Paul's Soup Kitchen, Hunter's Heroes, and Christmas in April.
Please visit www.olwrcc.org/pantry.php or call 301-884-2502 to learn more about the Mary Lou Gough Food Pantry. They are open on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and serves approximately 50 families per month.