BELFAST — Employees of athenahealth gave back to their communities during athena’s “September is for service” month, volunteering their services at the Belfast Soup Kitchen, Belfast Parks and Rec Department, Come Spring Food Pantry in Union and Good Shepherd Food Bank.

At Come Spring Food Pantry in Union, Meagan Leibowitz, front, and Sara O’Donnell help reorganize pantry shelves. Volunteers worked at Come Spring Sept. 15 and 16 on various projects, including building cleanup, painting and pantry organization. Courtesy of athenahealth

As Maine currently ranks No. 1 in New England in terms of food insecurity, athena and its employees focused on that issue, and the company committed $30,000 in donations to help combat food insecurity in the state.

Employees on Sept. 19 presented a check for $10,000 to Good Shepherd Food Bank in Hampden. Good Shepherd, which is based in Auburn, supplies food to food pantries through the Midcoast and much of the rest of Maine.

During September, 45 employees from athenahealth’s Belfast location contributed 93 volunteer hours in their communities.

In addition to helping Good Shepherd Food Bank pack boxes of shelf-stable food at its Hampden location Sept. 19, this group of athenahealth employees presented this mock-up of their company’s athenaGives check for $10,000 to Good Shepherd’s Ethan Minton, left. Courtesy of athenahealth