According to the Lewiston Sun Journal, the Harold Alfond Foundation has made a $1 million donation to the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

The grant has been awarded to help the food bank deal with food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a normal year, the food bank provides 25 million meals to over 200,000 Mainers.  With the coronavirus-caused economic downturn, they expect that demand to increase significantly.  A recent survey found that 90% of the food pantries supplied by Good Shepherd reported an increased demand for food.

Making the situation more difficult for the food bank is the fact that a large portion of their food (up to 70%) comes from retailer donations.  With the ban on dining-in at restaurants, more people are eating at home.  This has lead to smaller donations from grocery stores.

If you want to help, you can make a donation to the Mainers Helping Mainers Virtual Food Drive - just click HERE

The Good Shepherd Food Bank can turn $1 into FOUR MEALS!  So, every little bit helps

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