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Workers installing a new industrial grade Generac Generator at Newton Food Share.

Newton Food Share is benefitting from the addition of a power generator and also food storage facilities. The volunteer public service entity, located at 509 Main Street in Newton, has a mission of keeping the poor and destitute of their community fed.

Recently, officials with Amerigroup out of Houston donated $50,000.00 to Newton Food Share for the purpose of purchasing a power generator to insure that food was kept at suitable temperatures in the event of a power outage. Newton Food Share then purchased and installed an industrial grade Generac brand generator.

Newton Food Share has also benefitted from the donation of a walk-in freezer and also an 18-wheeler trailer size food storage pantry. Those donations came from the Southeast Texas Food Bank in Beaumont.

Officials with Newton Food Share will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the acquirement of the new amenities on Friday, July 8th at 11:00 a.m. and the public is invited to attend.

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