The Augusta Food Bank received a surprise donation Nov. 30 from UScellular. From left are Mindy Jorgensen from Augusta Food Bank, Matt Adams from UScellular, and Al Cloutier from Augusta Food Bank. Together they helped load the donated food into the warehouse. USCellular photo

The Augusta Food Bank received donated food items Nov. 30 from UScellular to aid the food bank in its mission of providing a supplemental source of food to individuals and families in need.

This donation will help stock the shelves and help feed an average of 350 households in the community. The company delivered nearly $600 worth of food, according to a UScellular news release.

“Augusta Food Bank does so much for our community, so we wanted to fulfill their wish list and help them deliver the much-needed support they provide throughout the Augusta area,” said Tabatha McKay, area vice president/general manager at UScellular in New England. “Food has the power to connect people, and we believe every family deserves to come together, strengthen ties, and make memories this time of year.”

The Augusta Food Bank was established in 1981 to provide a supplemental source of food to individuals and families in need. The organization serves an average of 350 households with its onsite food pickup program. Clients are welcome to receive services once a month and are provided about a week’s worth of food, based on family size.

For more information, visit augustafoodbank.org.

 

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