Ridge View, SeDoMoCha schools receive grants from Good Shepherd Food Bank

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Good Shepherd Food Bank recently announced recipients of the annual School Pantry Capacity Building Grant program. Funded on a competitive basis to school pantry sites, the food bank’s awards range from $250 to $2,500.


Among the 13 grantees across the state are the Ridge View Community School of Dexter and the SeDoMoCha School in Dover-Foxcroft.


“The School Pantry Capacity Building Grant program was created to strengthen existing programs and improve food security in the applicant’s community,” stated Jessica Gildea, youth & family initiatives manager for Good Shepherd Food Bank. “The funds can be used for projects and investments to expand the school’s current pantry program. We’ve seen schools use the grant to purchase equipment, like cold storage, additional storage space, and supplies, as well as transportation, staffing, community outreach, and other pilot projects.”


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