One of our biggest missions here at Townsquare Media is making sure people in our surrounding communities always have enough to eat. That's why we partner with so many organizations that seek to do the same thing. We even host our annual 'Camp Out Hunger' in the Sam's Club parking lot in Augusta to fight insecutiry.

Today we want to recognize a local group, one we did not partner with, but one that has gone above and beyond to help those that live and work in their community. That local group is the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge in Pittsfield, Maine.

According to the Kennebec Journal, each year the local Elks Lodge is able to apply for larger grants which come from the Grand Lodge of Elks. This year they applied for the $3,500 in order to make a charitable donation to the food cupboard.

The presentation of the donation was made to the President of the Food Cupboard, Don Goodwin. Michael Havey, a past exulted ruler and secretary, is the one who made the presentation of the funds to Havey.

If there's one thing we've learned over the years working in community food insecurity, it's that a dollar goes a long way. Buying food and dropping it off at your local food pantry is always welcomed, but traditionally, food pantries can turn monetary donations into significantly more food than you or I could at our local grocery store.

So oftentimes the best way to give is simply by writing a check. How easy is that?!

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