Maine Non-Profit Donates $1 Million To Good Shepherd Food Bank
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