AUGUSTA — The second annual dinner and auction hosted by the Augusta Food Bank raised more than $14,000.

The event was held at The Calumet Club with 170 people in attendance. There was a buffet dinner and a silent pie auction.

Mayor William Stokes proclaimed the day Hunger Awareness Day in Augusta. Remarks were made by Nancy Haines, president of the Augusta Food Bank, and Abigail Perry, executive director.

Dick Crosman, a volunteer at the food bank and a licensed auctioneer, led an auction of more than 100 items.

Attendees pledged $2190 to benefit the Kids Packs program that provides extra commodities to families with school age children during summer and winter vacations. There was also a 50/50 raffle provided by the Manchester Lions Club.

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