Feed Maine Food Drive - May 5th 2012 | Business
On May 5th join WCSH6 & WLBZ2 at Hannaford Supermarkets in Sanford on Main Street; Augusta on Cony Street; Auburn on Spring Street; in Scarborough in OakHill Plaza, and in Bangor by the Airport Mall , broadcasting live as we host food drives for Feed ME 2012. All donations will go to Good Shepherd Food-Bank.
According to the USDA over 15% of Mainers, or in other words 200,000 people, are at risk of hunger. Nearly 25% of the children here in Maine are food insecure – meaning they do not have access to nutritious food, thus preventing the opportunity to lead a healthier life. Nearly 40% of the people served by Good Shepherd are children; and sadly the number of food insecure in Maine alone has increased by nearly 25% since 2005.
Some of the most needed foods are:
- Canned Items: meats, vegetables & beans, and fruit
- Instant Potatoes & Rice
- Canned Soups
- Ravioli and Canned Pasta
- Peanut Butter
- Macaroni and Cheese
For every $1 that is donated to the Food-Bank it roughly equals 4 meals for a Mainer in need.
A $10 donation will feed a hungry child for nearly 2 weeks!
A $100 donation provides meals for a family of 4 for over a month.
Last year the Feed ME food drive raised around 10,000 pounds of food, and roughly $12,000 to help those in need. As amazing as the turnout was, we know we can do better; so let’s join together to beat these goals so that no Mainer goes hungry this year!