Kevin Boilard from Kaydenz Kitchen, left, stands with, from left, UScellular’s Jonathan Isacco, Dallas Phillips and Andrea Tomer, and Brittany Carver from Airtime Cellular.

LEWISTON — In a surprise visit Dec. 2, UScellular donated food to Kaydenz Kitchen’s pantry for their mission to help those in need.

“Kaydenz Kitchen does so much for our community, so we wanted to fulfill their wish list and help them deliver the much-needed support they provide throughout the Lewiston area,” said Tabatha McKay, area vice president and general manager at UScellular in New England. “Food has the power to connect people, and we believe every family deserves to come together, strengthen ties, and make memories this time of year.”

In 2017, Kayden Boilard took notice of a great need in the Lewiston community and asked her parents if they could all find a way to help people get food they desperately needed. She and her family started a small food pantry and Boilard would shop for food and deliver boxes. With her parents’ help, they have expanded and started a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, Kaydenz Kitchen Food Pantry, and operate out of 550 Lisbon St. in Lewiston.

In 2019, UScellular celebrated Kayden Boilard of Lewiston as one of the company’s The Future of Good recipients. Through The Future of Good program, UScellular donated $10,000 to youth for their inspirational acts of good in their communities. Last year during the holidays, UScellular reached out to Kaydenz Kitchen with a $500 gift card to support its operational costs.

This holiday season, UScellular is providing food banks, pantries and shelters with needed supplies and has a goal to support more than 135 organizations across the country. UScellular retail stores are also collecting donations for local food-focused nonprofits. For more information, go to

Since 2009, UScellular has donated more than $22.6 million along with countless experiences and technology items to nonprofit organizations across the country.

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