At its November Board of Directors meeting, the Maine Lobster Festival donated $1,000 to Oceanside High School’s Project Graduation, and $1,500 to AIO Food Pantry.

The donation to Oceanside High School’s Project Graduation will be used to give 2018 graduating seniors a safe way to spend graduation night with their fellow classmates. The Class of 2018 has been raising money for the event throughout the year. Special Education Teacher at Oceanside High School Janet Corcoran accepted the check from Sharon Lombardo of the Maine Lobster Festival.

The Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO) Food Pantry has been operating on a volunteer basis for 27 years in Knox County. In 2016 alone, AIO helped 13,000 residents with food and emergency assistance. AIO also runs the Weekend Backpack Program that sends food home with students who otherwise wouldn’t get enough to eat over the weekend. Liz Jenkins of AIO Food Pantry accepted the check from Sharon Lombardo of the Maine Lobster Festival.

About the Maine Lobster Festival

The Maine Lobster Festival attracts thousands of people to the Midcoast region and has a long tradition of giving back to the local community. In recent years, the festival committee has given more than $500,000 to Midcoast Regional Child Development Services, Trekkers, Meals on Wheels, and many other organizations.

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