Brookfield Renewable made a donation of $30,000 to the Old Town Community Food Drive on October 10.
Brookfield Renewable, located in Lewiston, owns and operates 39 hydropower facilities across the state of Maine. One of those facilities is located in Old Town,
The company hosts an annual golf tournament with all proceeds going to local charities in the various regions they serve. This year’s event was a huge success, and Brookfield chose to donate $30,000 raised during that evebt to the Old Town Community Food Drive.
“We are very excited to be able to support the Old Town Community Food Drive. It’s organizations, like this one, that help keep our communities going and provide help for families in need. At Brookfield, we know the importance of investing in the communities where we live and work. It is truly an honor to give back to a group that does so much already,” said Todd Wynn, Brookfield’s Vice President of Operations.
Old Town Community Food Drive organizers are making plans to realize the most impact possible for the community with this donation.
“We started this food drive four years ago to make a difference in our community. This donation is the largest we have received, and the impact that it will make in our community is unbelievable! I commend the Brookfield decision makers on their commitment to give back to the communities that they operate in,” said Travis Roy, founder and co-chair of the Old Town Community Food Drive.
All funds from this donation will be deposited to the Good Sheppard Food Bank, on the accounts of 4 local food pantries – Crossroads Food Pantry; Holy Family Church Food Pantry; the Penobscot Nation Food Pantry; and the RSU 34/Old Town Methodist Church Food Pantry.