Haverhill, Mass. – April 10, 2023 – Merrimack Valley Credit Union (MVCU) sponsored Monday night’s community meal at the Haverhill Citizen Center on Welcome Street. Several MVCU teammates volunteered to help prepare and serve meals to dozens of community members.
Every Monday, the nonprofit Community Meals, Inc. serves meals prepared by a local chef that are free and open to the public. Local organizations and businesses sponsor these weekly meals and provide volunteers. MVCU’s volunteers helped serve meatball subs, beverages and dessert to over 40 members of the Haverhill community.
Top of page: From left: MVCU’s Taveiry Brito, Kevin Schiavoni, Wanda Marte, Mackenzie Gurry, John Howard, Kellie Gallant (top center), Dawn Gauvin (bottom center), Glenn Prezzano, Kristin Cole and Anthony Marino. This photo: Wanda Marte and Mackenzie Gurry smile as they serve beverages and desserts to Haverhill community members.
MVCU President & CEO John J. Howard helped serve meals and connect with community members, and was joined by team members Kevin Schiavoni, Taveiry Brito, Wanda Marte, Dawn Gauvin, Mackenzie Gurry, Kellie Gallant, Kristin Cole, Glenn Prezzano and Anthony Marino.
Schiavoni, a member of the Plaistow Kiwanis club who helped organize this charitable effort, has volunteered at these community meals for over 25 years. Says Schiavoni: “It’s important for us to be thankful for what we have and give back to the community. Doing a project of this nature really helps you to understand the wonderful community that we live in.”
Taveiry Brito and Kevin Schiavoni have fun preparing beverages and serving food in the Haverhill Citizen Center kitchen.