LEWISTON — The Progress Center of Norway has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Androscoggin Bank’s MainStreet Foundation for the fourth quarter to 2018.

Recognizing a need for at-risk children to be safe, healthy, active, happy, educated and nourished, the MainStreet Foundation awards grants to organizations actively working to help children thrive. The grants vary based on need.

The Progress Center grant will help expand its soup kitchen, patient meal deliveries, food distribution and summer lunch program.

A recent study revealed that Maine households experience the third-highest food insecurity rate in the country.

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