LEWISTON — The Trinity Jubilee Center has received a $20,000 grant from the Avangrid Foundation in partnership with Central Maine Power to support the center’s soup kitchen, food pantry and food rescue project.
The center’s programs provide more than 30,000 meals, 8,000 bags of groceries and 48,000 diapers each year to low-income Lewiston-Auburn residents and redistribute more than 40,000 pounds of leftover food from stores and cafeterias that would otherwise be thrown away, according to a news release. Each week, the center serves more than 1,000 people through these programs as well as the Center’s medical clinic, shelter, and assistance with resumes and job applications.
The Avangrid Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that funds philanthropic investments that primarily impact communities where Avangrid Inc. and its subsidiaries operate.
For more information, visit www.trinityjubileecenter.org and www.avangridfoundation.org.
PHOTO: An Empty Bowls Dinner at Lewiston’s Trinity Jubilee Center. (Submitted photo)