HEBRON — The Hebron Academy Middle School sixth grade class recently stopped in to the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn. They brought with them 48 pounds of food and $176 in funds that they had collected.

The 48 pounds of food will make 38 meals and the $176 will buy $2,200 worth of products. The Good Shepherd Food Bank serves agencies from all over Maine who come to the food bank for needed items for the agencies’ surrounding areas. According to Nancy Perry, food resource coordinator, all items are welcome and can be put to use at the food bank, and they always need diapers.

“We stock all kinds of things that people use on a regular basis – not just food,” said Perry. In addition to nonperishable food, the food bank stocks fruits, vegetables, frozen meats, health and beauty aids, home care items and pet food.

The sixth graders were impressed by the operation and said they wanted to come back to help volunteer in the warehouse. The day of the sixth grade visit, they witnessed at least 20 people volunteering their time to sort, clean and stock product. Student Riley Hemmings said, “It’s the season of giving, and to know that we’re helping families in need makes me feel good.”

For more information on the middle school, visit www.hebronacademy.org or call 966-2100.

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