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Midcoast food insecurity groups receive grants

Jan 07, 2020

Two local food initiatives are recipients of grants from the Good Shepherd Food Bank annual School Pantry Capacity Building Grant program. AIO Child Hunger Program in Rockland and Wayfinder Schools in Camden are among the 13 Maine organizations that received awards ranging from $250 to $2,500.

“The School Pantry Capacity Building Grant program was created to strengthen existing programs and improve food security in the applicant’s community,” stated Jessica Gildea, youth & family initiatives manager for Good Shepherd Food Bank. “The funds can be used for projects and investments to expand the school’s current pantry program. We’ve seen schools use the grant to purchase equipment, like cold storage, additional storage space, and supplies, as well as transportation, staffing, community outreach, and other pilot projects.”

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