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Drive-Thru Chowderfest to Raise Money for Good Shepherd Food Bank
10 May 2020 - Posted by: Admin
WELLS, ME – On Wednesday, May 13th, Congdon’s Family Restaurant & Bakery will be serving up something a little different next week. Instead of their world famous doughnuts, Congdon’s will be dishing out fish chowder, clam chowder, and lobster bisque to raise money for Good Shepherd Food Bank.
There is no set price – all donations will be accepted and appreciate. The event starts at 4 pm and go until the chowder runs out. Guests can order at the Congdon’s drive-thru or the takeout window. Congdon’s will also be collecting dry food items to donate to the Food Bank.
“Every dollar will go directly to Good Shepherd Food Bank,” said Congdon’s owner Gary Leech. “Times are tough right now, people are hurting, and there are huge demands on local and state food pantries. We just wanted to help in some way and there’s a lot of great organizations helping.”
More than $40,000 has already been committed to the event by the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation and the Harold Alfond Foundation, who will match every dollar donated. Oakhurst Dairy, Shields Meats and Produce Inc, Southern Maine Masonic Lodges, Mike’s Clam Shack, and Bluebird Ranch Family Restaurant have donated money, supplies, and ingredients to help make this event happen. Leech said local Mason Bob Hoyt has been integral to the planning, execution, and coordinating of the fundraiser. The staff at Congdon’s and Southern Maine Masonic Lodges will be donating time to execute the event.
The mission of Good Shepherd Food Bank is to eliminate hunger in Maine by improving access to nutritious food for people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger. The food bank serves all of Maine, but demand has been at record highs since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
“Mainers helping Mainers is what this state is all about,” said Leech
Guests are encouraged to bring dry food or canned items to donate to the food bank. Organizers indicated cereal is one of the most in demand items.
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