Michele Janiak, Ed Briggs, Kerry de Bree, Spectrum’s Andrew Russell, Eva Barnfather and Margie Chew mark the donation of $1,000 by Spectrum to Community Harvest. Courtesy Photo

KENNEBUNK – Spectrum announced a donation of $1,000 to Community Harvest as part of the company’s philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants. The funding will support the purchase of food for Community Harvest’s meal programs. The free meals not only provide hunger relief, but encourage social interaction and community inclusion.

Spectrum presented the grant on Nov. 21 at Community Harvest’s monthly Harvest Café free dinner at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kennebunk. In addition to the 12 monthly dinners, Community Harvest serves hundreds of area residents and first-responders at its two annual holiday dinners, on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

“Through Spectrum Employee Community Grants, we’re proud to provide support to vital community organizations with which our local employees are already volunteering their time and talent,” said Paul S. Schonewolf, Area Vice President of Operations, Northern New England. “Together,we’re building stronger communities where our customers and employees live and work across America.”

“Community Harvest is honored to be nominated for this grant by a longtime volunteer, and is grateful for Spectrum’s generous support,” said Community Harvest Executive Director Kerry de Bree. “These funds will be turned into delicious food and an opportunity for our neighbors to come together over a shared meal.”

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