Supporting local communities is at the core of what we do at EP. While this work typically comes in the form of ensuring roads are safe, water is clean, and that our New England communities are the best they can be, our team also strives to help people within our communities directly.
In 2020, EP set out to participate in the local Boston chapter of Canstruction – a global nonprofit organization that holds an annual competition championing innovation and creativity while fighting hunger and food insecurity. Each year, teams from various companies design and build giant structures out of nonperishable goods. Averaging 2,000 cans per structure, and with over 800,000 pounds of food donated to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank (MVFB) since 1995, the Boston Chapter makes a critical impact in this community each year.
Keeping health, safety, and state guidelines in mind, the typical Canstruction events, like most events this year, looked very different. What remained the same was the option to Sponsor the cause. As such, EP was a proud 2020 Platinum Sponsor of Canstruction Boston, where all sponsorship costs go directly to the MVFB.
Additionally, understanding the impact of the MVFB not receiving truckloads of food this season, our team was able to secure and deliver 690 pounds of food for MVFB in addition to our monetary donation.
While we know the 690lbs of food we were able to secure and donate will make a difference to the nearly 50,000 individuals MVFB serve each month, we also know that there is more work to be done. We are thankful for the Canstruction organization, the Canstruction Boston chapter, the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, and our EP Canstruction Team for supporting our local communities, especially during what has been such a challenging year. We look forward to participating again in 2021, hopefully in person, and helping to make an even bigger difference.
Wishing everyone health this year and all years,
Jane R. Davis, PE & Cassandra A. Thompson
EP Canstruction Co-Captains
To learn more, please visit Merrimack Valley Food Bank and Canstruction Boston.