Lewiston, December 13, 2023 – In an exceptional display of community spirit, Lewiston Firefighters Local 1773 partnered with Lewiston’s Grocery Outlet to donate a fire truck full of food to the Lewiston School District HUB. This dedicated food and clothing pantry, serving the needs of area children, will receive this substantial contribution to further support local families in need.
The collaborative effort began when Whitman Elementary 5th-grade teacher, Mrs. Bowen, and her Student Leadership Group sought the Firefighter’s assistance to help collect 450 pieces of food for area food banks. The student group was running the school’s food drive. Responding with unwavering commitment, the firefighters surpassed the student’s initial goal and directed their significant contributions to the Lewiston School District HUB, recognized as a vital resource for the community.
Jennifer Wallace, Community Social Worker and Families in Transition Coordinator highlighted the critical role of the HUB, stating, “The Lewiston School District HUB is more than a pantry; it’s a lifeline for many families. This generous donation from the Lewiston Firefighters Local 1773 will have a profound impact, ensuring that children and their families have access to essential resources, including nutritious food and clothing. The HUB plays a crucial role in supporting the well-being of our community’s most vulnerable members, and collaborations like these make a lasting difference.”
Carlo Montebon, owner of Lewiston Grocery Outlet, expressed his support for the initiative, saying, “When the firefighters approached us with this remarkable undertaking, we knew we had to be a part of it. The Lewiston School District HUB provides invaluable support to our community, and we are proud to contribute to their mission. This collaboration underscores the PRESS RELEASE importance of businesses and organizations working hand in hand to impact the lives of those in need positively. Community development starts with the basic needs of our kids… food.”
Tim Parker, president of Lewiston Firefighters Local 1773, added, “Giving back to our community is at the core of what we do. It’s not just about responding to emergencies but actively engaging in initiatives that uplift the lives of our neighbors. This partnership with the School District HUB is a testament to our commitment to making a meaningful difference right here at home.”
Community members interested in supporting the Lewiston School District HUB can contribute by contacting them directly at 208-748-3762. The HUB welcomes donations from individuals and businesses alike, fostering a collaborative approach to addressing the community’s diverse needs.
This exceptional initiative not only showcases the steadfast dedication of Lewiston Firefighters Local 1773 to the community’s well-being but also emphasizes the collective responsibility of businesses like Lewiston Grocery Outlet to support local organizations like the Lewiston School District HUB.