MAINE, USA — Thank you, Mainers, for helping Feed Maine! We raised a total of $221,454.30 in donations. That will provide 664,363 people with a meal.
Thank you to those who purchased one or multiple Don Carrigan CDC Briefing t-shirts. Here's to having a sporty new summer tee! The t-shirt sales broke down as follows:
- T-shirt orders: 297
- Total number of t-shirts sold: 429
- Amount of money raised from t-shirts: $5,000
NEWS CENTER Maine and Good Shepherd Food Bank began a partnership more than 14 years ago with an annual Feed ME one-day food drive. This event successfully collected non-perishable food items and cash donations across the state to support Mainers struggling with hunger. Through that program, we learned that food insecurity is more than collecting dry goods and donations once a year. It’s a year-round problem. Thousands of Mainers struggle to provide healthy food for their families every day, especially during this pandemic. In 2018, NEWS CENTER Maine decided it was time to take a different approach.
As part of our commitment to the entire state, NEWS CENTER Maine launched the year-round NEWS CENTER Feed Maine program. Together with the Good Shepherd Food Bank, our goal was to raise money to supply one million meals to help people gain access to nutritious food when and where they need it, and to ultimately help end food insecurity in Maine. NEWS CENTER Maine is happy to say this goal was met.