FCS STAFF look forward to retiring their old truck in favor of a new one.

FCS STAFF look forward to retiring their old truck in favor of a new one.


Freeport Community Services recently received a grant award from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation to replace the current truck at the Community Center.

“We are so pleased to receive this very important grant award for a new truck from STK Foundation, as this is a critical need. Our 13 year old truck is fully depreciated and a truck is essential for our day to day operations,” said Paula Paladino, executive director.

During an average six months, FCS transports over 60,000 pounds of food from donations by local stores and the food bank to the plates of those in need.

“Our truck is used to pick up donated food from local grocery stores and the Good Shepherd Food Bank, destined for our food pantry which serves an average of 444 individuals every month,” said Sarah Lundin, community services coordinator. “Additionally, our thrift store utilizes the truck to pick up donated furniture as well as offer delivery of furniture to those in need, who have no other way of getting it home due to lack of personal transportation. Paladino adds “Having a safe and reliable truck means so much to our community and the services we offer to our neighbors. We are very grateful for this grant which helps us continue our vital mission here in Freeport and Pownal.”

The STK Foundation promotes strengthening and supporting communities and has a special interest in organizations and people who have less recourse to usual channels of resources, focusing on community-based initiatives.

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