Our November Newsletter
This season of gratitude and giving is such a good time for counting our blessings and remembering those who don’t have as many blessings to count. During the holidays, families who are struggling become much more aware of what they don’t have. Thanks to your support, we’re committed to providing the healthy food neighbors need to improve their lives. During the holidays, that means providing enough to eat so every person who needs help will have the opportunity to enjoy a special meal with their loved ones.
We’re sending you the first issue of our newsletter, Helping Hands, because we want to introduce you to the Mainers whose lives have been changed because of your generosity. You’ll meet people like Billy Jo who struggles to put enough food on the table for her teens, young couples like Joey and Brittany who want to provide a better future for themselves, and volunteers like Cheryl who show up week after week because she sees the difference a basket of food makes to a family in need. By reading these stories we hope you’ll come to understand the deep gratitude those we serve have for the people in this community who care enough to help.
We also hear stories from you, our faithful friends who are partnering with us to end hunger in this state. What tugs at my heart are the notes we receive from those of you who support Good Shepherd Food Bank because you’ve been in need. You know how important even the smallest gift can be, because someone’s gift once made a difference in your life. Whatever the size, every donation you send is recognition of how important it is to help others. Thank you for your generosity during this season of giving.