In keeping with its goal to develop respectful, responsible citizens, the Bangor School Department continued its annual Bangor Day tradition. During December, students and staff collected 2,628 pounds of food (which equates to 2190 meals) for the Good Shepherd Food Bank, and $3,938 (sustaining backpacks for 18 students) for the Food BackPack Program, which provides a backpack full of food for students in need to take home every weekend.
“Good Shepherd Food Bank is so grateful to the administration, students and families of the Bangor School System for keeping food insecurity as a focus on Bangor Day,” says Melissa Huston, Director of Philanthropy at Good Shepherd Food Bank. “Proper nutrition and education go hand in hand. Students and future employees simply cannot achieve their full potential when they are hungry. Thank you all for your generous support of our work at the Food Bank and for recognizing this opportunity to make a difference in our community.”