The Conover + Gould team will be donating to eleven nonprofits in the spirit of giving back during the holiday season. During the month of December, each team member will be blogging about his or her chosen nonprofit. For his gift, Greg chose Mid Coast Food Prevention Program.
The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program’s (MCHPP) mission is to provide hungry people with access to healthy food, work to improve the quality of their lives by partnering with others, and serve them in a manner that recognizes their dignity.
They provide food assistance to over 1,200 Maine families in need each year. In addition, they provide programs to help build skills to live self-sufficient and healthy lifestyles. The Soup Kitchen feeds an average of 120 people per day, serving fresh meals restaurant style, so people do not have to wait in line for their meal. One way that MCHPP is unique is their dedication providing services to their “clients” in a manner that respects the dignity of those they are serving.
MCHPP also maintains a Food Pantry that provides fresh fruits and vegetables, personal care items, deli choices and other food items to income eligible families every 2 weeks. In past years, they have served over 1000 households.
I support MCHPP because it feeds the spirit, as well as the body, and because it makes a real difference in Maine.