BREWER – A truckload of food was dropped off at the Brewer Area Food Pantry Wednesday afternoon.
The generous donation was courtesy of Brewer-based Nickerson & O‘Day, a local construction company.
They’ve been dropping off a donation of this size to the pantry for the past seven years.
Those with the company say it stemmed from construction projects they did for the organization.
“It just seemed like a natural fit, since it’s right here in our backyard, in our community, to begin to support it,” said Karl Ward, president and CEO of Nickerson & O’Day, Inc. “The first year it was quite a surprise, we backed up with a whole truckload of food, but we’ve been doing it every year since.”
This year, the food donation weighed in at just over 1,600 pounds.