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Gannett Donates to Community Kitchen
Gannett Donates to Community Kitchen

The Progress Center, located in Norway, is both proud and honored to be the recipient of $1,600 in grant funding from the Gannett Foundation and WCSH6 to support the Oxford Hills Community Table.  The generosity of the Gannett Foundation will benefit many as we continue to help provide food security within the greater Oxford Hills region.  

Debbie Sample, Community Relations Director at WCHS, said, “We felt that the Oxford Hills Community Table served the needs of several different populations in the area. Giving people a place to meet and be together as well as providing a meal. We were also impressed with the number of people served through this organization.”  She added, “The social interaction between diverse groups serves a great need. This was really brought home to me on my visit when I heard about a senior couple being regarded as surrogate grandparents to one of the clients of The Progress Center. The experience is so valuable for everyone involved.” 

Kristin Benedix, Executive Director for the Progress Center said, “We want to thank the Gannett Foundation for recognizing not only the need within the greater Oxford Hills community, but also for their willingness to help us in our effort to provide free meals for our friends and neighbors through the Oxford Hills Community Table.  Working together we can make a difference in the lives of many.” 

The Oxford Hills Community Table, located at 35 Cottage Street in Norway, prepares and serves meals on the 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings of every month from 4:30-6:00. Lunches are available on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 11:00-12:30.  Although there is no cost for the meals, donations are always appreciated.

For information on the how to make a donation to the Oxford Hills Community Table or for information on the Oxford Hills Community Kitchen, please contact Lee Barker at 743-8049 ext 301. For information on The Progress Center please call Priscilla Burnette at 743-8049 ext 266.                       

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