SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Rescue Mission announced that they will receive $20,000 grant from Country Bank.

Country Bank President Paul Scully gave the Rescue Mission the $20,000 needed to buy a refrigerated food delivery box truck. Rescue Mission Executive director Kevin Ramsdell told 22News, the refrigerated food truck is just what’s needed for year round food delivery to families.

It’s going to be to carry around dairy products that we’ve passed on during the summer months. In the winter it’s not bad, it’s cold enough, we can keep on going,” said Ramsdell.

For lack of a refrigerated truck, the Rescue mission was forced to discontinue summer deliveries of the perishable food to families in need.