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Thank you to KSB for the 2023 Catalyst Grant

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Members of the Waterville Area Soup Kitchen’s Board of Directors were pleased to welcome Kennebec Savings Bank President and CEO Andrew Silsby and Vice President Amanda Cooley, along with members of the Catalyst Review and Selection Committee to the Lighthouse in early November for the presentation of KSB’s 2023 Catalyst Grant.  Bank officials were given a tour of the Lighthouse and especially the kitchen.

We are anxious to put this generous award to use. It will allow us to expand and upgrade our kitchen with additional cooking surfaces as well as some more commercial grade equipment. These improvements will allow our kitchen staff to more efficiently produce the meals necessary to meet the growing need in our community.   Thank you, KSB! We deeply appreciate your support.

Sincere thanks to:


Fr. Jacques Dolbec for a most generous donation to help upgrade our kitchen.

Camp Manitou - for more than 900 pounds of food as the camp closes for the season.

John T. Gorman Foundation for a $15,000. grant.

Maine Community Foundation for a $10,000. grant.

Bangor Savings Bank for a $4,000. grant.

Fortin's Home Furnishings for two refrigerator/freezers.

Welcome John Perry

We are happy to welcome John Perry to the WASK Board of Directors.  A resident of Oakland, John has been at Huhtamaki for 17 years and is currently their Environmental, Health & Safety Manager there, serving in that role since 2011.

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