Davis Long Term Care Group, a Maine company which operates 10 assisted living facilities and one nursing care facility in the state, announced Sept. 15 an employee fundraising initiative. Each Friday during the month of December, employees can make a minimum $1 donation to the Good Shepherd Food Bank and dress casual for work that day. Davis Long Term Care Group will collect the donations and will match all employee contributions made through December.

The Davis Long Term Care Group owns and operates residential care assisted living facilities in Maine, including Bayview Manor in Searsport, Capitol City Manor in Augusta, Davis Estates in Machias, Halldale Manor in Farmingdale, Hilltop Manor and Pleasant Meadows Estates in Dover-Foxcroft, Limestone Manor in Limestone, The Lodges Care Center in Springvale, Seven Tree Manor in Union, and Tissues Country Estates in Athens. The Davis Long Term Care Group also owns and operates St. Joseph Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Frenchville.

“We’re very pleased to join with our employees to help this important organization whose mission is to provide food for those at risk of hunger in the state of Maine.” said Paula Houst, Chief Financial Officer of Davis Long Term Care Group. “We’re very excited about this special opportunity.”

“Our company is dedicated to love, care, and compassion” added Chad Cloutier, Chief Executive Officer. “This is a perfect fit. Our employees live their dedication to our residents and their families everyday. This fundraising effort allows us to extend our dedication beyond our walls.”

Approximately 175,000 Mainers struggle with hunger every day. Good Shepherd Food Bank accomplishes its mission of feeding Maine’s hungry through a comprehensive group of programs, including: Food Surplus & Donated Food Acquisition, Food Mobile, Agency Match Program, Purchased Food, Feeding Maine Youth, The Maine Farm, Dairy and Seafood Initiative, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, The Emergency Food Assistance Program and Cooking Matters.