Power Surge Causes Big Loss At Attleboro's Hebron Food Pantry

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ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — With the holidays just around the corner, the timing of this mishap couldn't be worse.

A freezer lost power over the weekend causing the Hebron Food Pantry in Attleboro to lose thousands of dollars' worth of food including Thanksgiving turkeys.

The power loss was reportedly caused by a power outage in the area that created a power surge at the Elks Lodge where the pantry is located.

That surge was enough to fry the electronics in the pantry's freezer. 

Heather Porreca, President of the Hebron Food Pantry, said by the time they found out about the power problem at the building, it was too late to save the food. "The freezer hadn't been running for several days," she said. "Losing those 57 turkeys is absolutely catastrophic to us."

Support has been coming in to help replace the food, but Heather said they could always use more help, and donations are being accepted through the pantry's web site or in person.

WBZ's Nichole Davis (@NicholeDWBZ) reports.

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