AUBURN, ME – On the morning of July 6, staff members from Central Maine Orthopaedics, along with the Androscoggin County chapter of the United Way, joined together for the second year in a row to “Pack the Pantry”.
The project aims at keeping local food pantries stocked with food and other items past the traditional holiday season. Participating organizations, such as CMO, display special shelving units to collect donations of non-perishable food and personal care items. In 2010, the initiative raised 208 boxes of food, enough for over 10,000 meals.
Surgical and Outpatient Testing Scheduler Stephanie Bennoch has overseen CMO’s involvement in the project, and also sits on the Cabinet for United Way’s local chapter.
“The Staff at CMO again showed their pride in community service with another overwhelming show of support for the Pack the Pantry Project. I am so pleased with the amount of food and other items that individuals donated. Community involvement is extremely important to all of us here at CMO, and the PTP project is a great way to connect with those around us,” said Bennoch.
For the second consecutive year, Central Maine Orthopaedics provided the largest donation. CMO staff came together to deliver 35 boxes to the project, which is equivalent to 1,705 meals, according to April Caron, Director for Development for the United Way of Androscoggin County.
Along with CMO, over a dozen other local organizations participated in the event.
To learn more about the United Way of Androscoggin County, please visit www.unitedwayandro.org.