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Care & Comfort & Their Staff Present Gift to the Greater Waterville Area Food Bank
Posted by Care & Comfort on 01/09/2015.
Care & Comfort & Their Waterville Staff Present Gift to the Greater Waterville Area Food BankCare & Comfort and the administrative staff of their corporate office in Waterville continued their commitment to assist individuals and families in the region with a gift of $3,150.00 to the Greater Waterville Area Food Bank.
During the holidays and every other day of the year too many families do not have the basics including food. We are pleased to be able to give back to our community by supporting this organization that feeds thousands annually in our region," said Susan D. Giguere, CEO and founder of Care & Comfort. She added, “In these challenging times, it is crucial that individuals and businesses do their part in addressing societal needs such as hunger."
Located at the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, the GWAFB provides essential food items to clients who meet income requirements or who are facing some type of an emergency that is creating food insecurity. The basic foodstuffs distributed typically include fresh fruits, vegetables and eggs in addition to canned vegetables and fruit, spaghetti sauce, tuna, pasta, cereal, milk, meat, bread, and margarine.
This gift was made possible through The Jeans Fund, an ongoing collaborative fundraising effort between Care & Comfort and its employees; Jean Day lets staff leave their usual work attire at home and wear jeans on Fridays for a $2.00 donation. The company matches every dollar raised, and the employees of each branch select their local beneficiary semi-annually.
Care & Comfort, one of Maine’s largest Home Health and Mental Health service agencies with five offices and 600 employees statewide, provides a broad range of critical home health and behavioral health services for individuals and families throughout 13 counties. “We encourage our employees to be actively involved in their respective communities. “On Fridays, our employees not only enjoy wearing jeans but their attitude is full of fun, optimism and hope knowing that each contribution will help their neighbors,” Giguere said. “No one in our community should have to struggle to find a meal; we are so proud of our employees who are so passionate about this issue and who chose to help the GWAFB."“We depend on the generosity of the community to be able to feed the hungry,” said Dave Dawson, President of the food bank. “Thanks to the tremendous support of Care & Comfort we will be able to provide food assistance to more of our neighbors in need.