Feed Maine Food Drive - May 5th 2012 | Business

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Feed Maine Food Drive - May 5th 2012
Feed Maine Food Drive - May 5th 2012

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!

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