Shaw’s donates trailer
to food bank in Maine
to mark stores’ reopening
Jul 17, 2012 10:19 AM
Shaw’s Supermarkets celebrated the grand reopening of its stores in Auburn and Lewiston ME by donating a trailer to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank as part of its commitment to supporting the organization’s critical mission to provide food to those in need.
The newly revamped stores were designed to offer an expanded variety of fresh produce, meat, and seafood and a large selection of local products.
Shaw’s commemorated the reopenings with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the stores recently. Town officials and community members from Auburn and Lewiston joined Shaw’s president Mike Stigers, as well as other Shaw’s executives and associates at the event. As part of the ceremony, Shaw’s made $2,000 donations to St. Mary’s Food Pantry in Auburn, and the Trinity Jubilee Center in Lewiston.
The highlight of the day came with the presentation of a trailer to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank. The donation was rooted in Shaw’s commitment to helping the organizations that support hunger relief.
“As a grocer, we understand the need for hunger relief is something that is constant year round,” said Stigers. “We have a great relationship with the Good Shepherd Food-Bank and support them year-round through programs such as Fresh Rescue, which provides the Food-Bank with fresh items such as meat, dairy, and produce. It is our hope this trailer will help to enhance the important work they do on a daily basis to help the people of Maine.”
“The support Good Shepherd Food-Bank receives from Shaw’s is critical to our efforts to eliminate hunger in Maine,” said Jim Dowe, interim president and chief executive officer at the Food-Bank. “In the past two years, Shaw’s has become one of our largest retail partners in the fight against hunger in Maine. The donation of this trailer will allow us to pick up and deliver millions of pounds of food each year to Mainers in need of our help.”
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