Catholic Charities receives $3,000 grant

12 years ago

Officials with Catholic Charities Maine have announced it has been awarded a $3,000 grant by the Aquinas Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. This investment will benefit the Home Supplies & Food Bank and be used to purchase food items to supply the 25 food pantries served in Aroostook County.

“We are most appreciative of this grant and of the support of the Maine Community Foundation in supporting our mission to ensure none of our neighbors in Maine go hungry,” stated Stephen P. Letourneau, Catholic Charities Maine CEO.

“Every community in Aroostook County is serviced by one of our 25 food pantries offering a variety of vital necessities, from cereal, soup, pasta and canned vegetables and fruit to frozen meats and cakes and fresh vegetables, eggs, cheese and milk,” Letourneau added.

“The need has never been greater, said Dixie Shaw, program director, “it takes at least a tractor trailer load of food each month to supply the most basic needs of our pantries.”