MPBN donors to help feed hungry statewide

Posted Oct. 17, 2010, at 7:28 p.m.

AUBURN, Maine — During its fall membership drive, Maine Public Broadcasting Network will partner with Maine Community Foundation donors to raise hunger awareness and help the Good Shepherd Food-Bank distribute food from Kittery to Fort Kent.

For every donation made to MPBN during the Oct. 22-29 drive, Maine Community Foundation donors will donate enough money to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank to feed a family of three for about a week.

“By feeding your radio, you are helping Good Shepherd Food-Bank, through its partner agencies, to help feed a hungry Maine family,” said MPBN President and CEO Jim Dowe in a press release.

Rick Small, executive director of the food bank, said, “This partnership helps address the growing need for emergency food in Maine, but it also raises awareness of food insecurity issues.”

Good Shepherd Food-Bank provides more than 16 million meals annually through a network of more than 600 partner agencies. Partner agencies include soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, food pantries, day care centers, senior centers and youth programs.

More information about the “Feed Your Radio; Feed a Family” campaign can be found at www.mpbn.net/Support/FeedYourRadioFeedAFamily.aspx.

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