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Help Good Shepherd Food-Bank “Stuff the Truck” Saturday at Maine Mall
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WHAT: In response to the increase need for food this holiday season and coming winter, Good Shepherd Food-Bank is asking the public to help “Stuff the Truck” with food for the hungry on November 20 from 9 AM – 3 PM at the Maine Mall. The Food-Bank truck will be located in the parking lot at the corner of Gorham Road and Philbrook Avenue, adjacent to Hannaford supermarket.
 
Canned items such as vegetables, fruit, tuna, chicken, and soups are a few of the most needed items. Monetary donations are also greatly needed. For every $1 donated the Food-Bank can purchase and distribute $8 worth of food to the Greater Portland area and other communities throughout the state. 

WHY: The Food-Bank’s partner agencies are reporting significant increases in need this year. The Food-Bank is hoping to make progress toward meeting the increasing need this holiday season by filling a truck with donated items.

WHEN: Saturday, November 20 from 9 AM to 3 PM

WHERE: Maine Mall parking lot at the corner of Gorham Road and Philbrook Avenue

For more information about the “Stuff-the-Truck” event, please visit http://www.gsfb.org/ or call (207)782-3554.

For statistics on poverty and hunger, media inquiries, photos, or interview requests, please contact Clara McConnell at (207) 782-3554 x 1107 or cmcconnell@gsfb.org.

The largest hunger relief organization in Maine, Good Shepherd Food-Bank provides for those at risk of hunger by soliciting and distributing surplus food to more than 600 partner agencies.  Since 1981, the Food-Bank has partnered with individuals, businesses and farmers to alleviate hunger and build community relationships.  During fiscal year 2009-2010, the Food-Bank distributed 12 million pounds of food to families and individuals throughout Maine.

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