Facebook ‘likes’ turn into food for hungry

8 years ago

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — As kids head back to school, Dead River Company is inviting northern New Englanders to join in the fight against hunger.
September is Hunger Action Month and Dead River is once again helping raise awareness and provide continued support to food banks in its service areas in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.

In Maine, nearly 200,000 thousand people, including one in every four children, do not have enough food on a daily basis, company officials said, so they are offering a simple way for the public to help.

Now through Sept. 20,for every new “Like” on the Dead River Company Facebook page, the company will make a $5 donation to local food banks. Submit a back-to-school photo and they will donate another $5. For those who do both, they will donate $10, up to $15,000.

“Right now across Northern New England, our neighbors, including tens of thousands of children, are food insecure and don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” said Bob Moore, Dead River president and CEO. “We thought a great way to raise awareness would be to rally the community and make it easy for people to help in the fight against hunger. By simply sending us a back to school photo or by liking Dead River on Facebook, they’ll be raising money for food banks in their community and helping their neighbors in need.”

All money donated will go to local food banks, including Maine’s Good Shepherd Food Bank, which serves hunger efforts statewide, including in Aroostook County.