Jennifer Davie, an Energy Services Specialist at our Spruce Street office, sent in photos from Thursday’s Community Food Distribution at Sanford High. Jen said that 60 volunteers, including members of the Sanford Backpack Program, a sponsor of the event, and a dozen staff from YCCAC, worked in 3-hour shifts to hand out 1,200 food boxes to families in need. The food was donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, from Salt Lake City, Utah (75,000 pounds), and Maine’s Good Shepherd Food Bank and Native Maine (25,000 pounds).
“What an amazing community effort this project was,” Jen said. “It was the most difficult project I have ever worked on, but I learned a lot and all in all it was a pretty flawless day. We could not have done it without support from community partners.”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from Sanford, Maine, and Exeter, New Hampshire, helped sponsor the event.
Jen said she wanted to thank YCCAC for its support of the event. And she gave a special shout-out to Jessica Fajardo, Sanford’s HEAP Site Manager, and her daughter, who helped get food boxes to residents with transportation barriers.