2 Maine groups get $325,000 in hunger grants

Posted Feb. 19, 2012, at 3:30 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Two Maine organizations are getting $325,000 in federal grants to help fight hunger.

The two grants in Maine are among 27 grants totaling $4.8 million awarded nationwide by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Cultivating Community, a nonprofit agency in Portland that promotes community development through agriculture training programs, will receive $300,000, while the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn is getting $25,000.