2016 School Spirit Challenge is underway
The school spirit challenge is a friendly competition between schools to show school pride and spirit, all while helping the community.
Schools will compete to raise the most pounds of food this winter. CBS 13 News and FOX23 will feature a different school every Friday on Good Day Maine from September 9 to October 28. The finale will be held on November 4.
FAME awards $3M for Maine-grown foods
The Food Bank will use the funding, which comes the Fund for a Healthy Maine, to purchase vegetables, fruits, and seafood from Maine producers and will distribute it to hunger relief programs across the state.
In 2015, the Food Bank distributed 1.5 million pounds of local foods to our neighbors in need through the Mainers Feeding Mainers program.
Hunger exists in every community in Maine. With Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap tool, you can learn about hunger rates in your county.
Once you understand the problem in your region, Good Shepherd Food Bank can help you find the best way to give back and assist families in need.
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Are you in need of food or do you want to reach out to your local hunger relief charity? Use this map to find an organization near you.