FAIRFIELD — The Plum Creek Foundation recently donated $16,000 to 12 food banks in central and northern Maine.

The following food pantries were the beneficiaries of the donation:

* Bingham Area Food Pantry

* Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry

* Jackman Food Bank

* Skowhegan Community Food Cupboard

* Solon Food Closet

* Living Word Community Food Cupboard

* Guilford Economic Partnership

* Stratton/Eustis Food Pantry

* Greater Waterville Area Food Bank

* Dexter Community Food Closet

* Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program

* Oakland-Sidney Food Pantry

The foundation provides contributions that support and improve the general welfare in the communities that Plum Creek serves. The foundation has donated an additional $86,000 to loca organizations in 2011.

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