Three weeks from today the nation will be celebrating Thanksgiving, a day dedicated to being grateful for all that we have, spending time with friends and family, and of course, lots of food. For some, Thanksgiving dinner plates are not as full. Nearly 15-percent of Maine households experience food insecurity. Hunger happens all year long in Maine, but the holiday season is especially difficult.
With the help of Good Shepherd Food-Bank, hungry families and individuals across Maine receive the food assistance they need. Danielle Carr began volunteering with Good Shepherd last year and she says it has changed her life. Now on staff as a hunger study coordinater, Danielle helps research and fight hunger across Maine. Here is her story.
For more information on helping Maine's hungry, visit Good Shepherd Food-Bank.
Maine's Credit Unions also do their part to assist hungry families, children and individuals through the Campaign for Ending Hunger.
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