Chaptico, MD – On December 18, 2014, employees of the Metropolitan Commission presented Dennis Cantwell, representative for the Mary Lou Gough Food Pantry, a donation in the amount of $1,345.00. This donation was the result of fundraising efforts by MetCom employees beginning in November and continuing into the holiday season. In addition, employees contributed canned food to the effort. 

The Mary Lou Gough Food Pantry is located in Chaptico, Maryland and is administered by Our Lady of the Wayside parish. The Food Pantry serves approximately 50 families per month. 

Contributing to a local charity has been an initiative undertaken by Metropolitan Commission employees for many years in conjunction with the annual holiday luncheon. In recent years, several thousand dollars have been donated to organizations including Hospice House, St. Paul’s Soup Kitchen and Hunter’s Heroes.