For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Feb. 7, 2017) – Korean meals arrived at the homes of 20 Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland's Korean clients today, thanks to a $35,000 donation made by
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE). The meals, provided by caterer Woo Son, mark the first time Meals on Wheels has provided the cuisine to its clients.
"The Korean Meal program has been under development for some time and is unique—the food is like Korean home-cooked meals," said Stephanie Archer-Smith, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. "It took many people to make it happen and we thank BGE for their generous donation that fully funds the first 20 clients enrolled in this Korean Meal program. It is with the far-sightedness of corporate partners like BGE, that much goodwill is generated. We welcome more local corporations to seek ways to positively affect their communities as BGE has done."
BGE's donation will fund the delivery of three Korean meals a week for a full year to 20 clients throughout Howard County. The meals will be delivered by volunteers from Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland's staging location at the Bethany United Methodist Church in Ellicott City.
"BGE is proud to support our community partners as they help the many groups throughout our service area that can use assistance," said David Vosvick, BGE's vice president of human resources and current board member of Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. "We are proud to take an innovative approach to be able to offer our Korean neighbors with meals they are comfortable with. This will also help them benefit from personal contact, quality nutrition and other services."
In 2016, BGE employees volunteered 20,000 hours in the community. The company also contributed nearly $5 million in donations to organizations that support education, the environment, arts and culture, and community development programs. With a proven track record in addressing key community needs, funding goes to programs that can deliver measurable and sustainable improvements in the communities in which the company serves.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017, 2018, and 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In the J.D. Power 2018 and 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service among utilities in the East Region. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Region of the 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Large Segment of the 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of gas and electric utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.