STATEWIDE — Oakhurst Dairy recently announced that it will donate a total of $1 million in food and cash to the Good Shepherd Food Bank as part of the Campaign to End Hunger in Maine initiative.
Oakhurst Dairy pledged to donate nearly $500,000 in food donations and $200,000 in cash over the next four years.
This is in addition to the dairy company’s previous donations to Good Shepherd, which totaled nearly $420,000 in funds and food over the last two years.
The Campaign to End Hunger in Maine has set a goal to raise $250 million in food and cash donations by the year 2025.
So far, the organization has raised nearly $165 million of its campaign goal.
“If children and families are going to thrive and contribute to the communities, be able to be in the workforce, they need access to nutritious food to be able to do that,” said John Bennett, president of Oakhurst Dairy. “It’s very basic and we think it’s a team effort and that’s really why we’ve partnered up with Good Shepherd.”
Those interested in contributing to the campaign can go to feedingmaine.org/campaign.