LEWISTON – The Good Shepherd Food Pantry held a drive that collected 1,260 pounds of food and $1,567.19 on April 30. The value of the food collected was $1,968.

Called “Pack the Bus,” the event featured two yellow buses donated by Hudson Bus Lines. The buses were parked outside the Lewiston and Auburn Shaw’s Grocery Stores, and shoppers were invited to either purchase food to place on the bus or make a cash donation so the pantry could purchase food.

The money and food collected was later shared with the several organizations, including Loaves and Fishes, Saints Peter and Paul Parish, St. Francis House, Salvation Army, Court Street Baptist Church and the Good Shepherd Food Pantry.

A team of St. Dominic Regional High School students distributed the food to the agencies as part of their Senior Involvement Project during the week of May 2 to 6. Student volunteers included Danielle Bolger, Robert Croteau, Alicia Erickson, Michelle Hamann, Preston Hughes, Andrew Nadeau and Ben Shaw.

For more information on how to make a gift of food or cash to the food pantry, contact Joyce Gagnon at 786-4909. The pantry is a program of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.


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