Maine food bank is hungry for donations

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AUGUSTA (AP) — The food bank in Augusta, Maine is hungry for donations.

The Augusta Food Bank says its donations are dwindling while people in need of its services are at an all-time high.

The Kennebec Journal reports that the food bank operated at a net loss of $2,000 in January. Its annual fundraising campaign pulled in only $7,500 — in contrast to the $20,000 it drew 10 years ago.

In 2013 the food bank fed about 10,000 people — the most since it opened in 1981. Almost a third of those fed were children.

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Officials at other central Maine food banks report the need for their services is up, but say they haven’t seen the same drop in donations that Augusta has.

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