PHOTO: Trinity Jublilee Center this summer did weekly grocery boxes for families, planning, packing and distributing nearly 4,000 boxes, equalling more than 52,000 meals. The center recently received a $20,000 grant from Avangrid Foundation to support increased demand at its soup kitchen and food pantry. (Trinity Jubilee Center Facebook photo)
LEWISTON — The Trinity Jubilee Center was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from the Avangrid Foundation, in partnership with Central Maine Power, to support the center’s Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.
There is more demand for the programs during the COVID-19 pandemic: more than 25,000 meals, 4,000 bags of groceries and 28,000 diapers have been distributed since the pandemic began. Funding will allow the center to cover costs including lunch bags, to-go containers, sandwich supplies and staffing to keep these critically important programs running.
Each week the center serves more than 1,000 people through the programs as well as providing shelter, toiletries and winter gear, and assistance with unemployment applications, resume-writing 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.