WATERVILLE – Some Maine college students are fighting childhood hunger. Students from Thomas College in Waterville showed up at the Good Shepherd Food Bank with a big donation.
When this bus first showed up it was packed with food, faculty, students and staff from Thomas College that wanted to make a difference. They sure did.
Over the last few days the school community came together to pitch in for the fill ’em up project. Loading this bus up with food is part of a year long hunger initiative that’s underway at the college. After unloading the impact this will make was clear. With nearly 600 pounds of food brought in and cash the school’s donation comes out to about 1,000 meals.
The Good Shepherd Food Bank says it helps its backpack program that covers schools all across the state. The program helps kids suffering from food insecurity know when and where their next meal is coming from while not in school.
“We’re helping about 1,000 students a week through our backpack program. Collectively, all around though all of our child huger programs, we serve almost 50 thousand children because the need is that high.” Kristen Miale; GSFB President
The Good Shepherd Food Bank says 1 in 4 children in Maine are food insecure. So every donation made is important.