Good Shepherd Food-Bank from Auburn, Maine, was recently awarded a truckload of food as a result of Lorraine Aromando’s submission in the Tyson Foods/Tongal "Feed Your Community" video contest, featuring the good work of Chevrus High School. Melissa Glenn, the Food-Bank’s PR/Events Coordinator submitted this guest post.
When the Food-Bank was notified by Lorraine Aromando that we had been selected to receive 17 TONS of Tyson Chicken because of the video she had submitted highlighting Cheverus High School’s Thanksgiving Food Drive we were thrilled! The need for food has increase enormously over the past three years here in Maine. More than 175,000 Mainers are classified as food insecure; that is an increase of more than 17% since 2007. Quality protein is especially important (and hard to get) so this donation was truly like gold to the Food-Bank and the more than 650 agencies we serve.
It was great to have several of Cheverus High School’s Key Club members visit the Food-Bank the day of the donation. Being at the Food-Bank when the Tyson truck arrived allowed them to truly see the impact they had on their community. Because of their hard work, not only did they provide Thanksgiving baskets to hundred of hungry neighbors, they helped to provide nearly 30,000 meals to those that are hungry throughout Maine. It’s also great to know that these students are the next generation of leaders. We look forward to see what they are going to do next!