The Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce is proud to share that the first two quarters of fundraising for 2017 were very successful. Early in August, over $7,000 was divided between 13 pantries in the name of “Feed the Need – An Initiative to Eliminate Hunger” organized through the SLRCC Charitable Trust, a 501(c) 3 non-profit. Many volunteers from the Chamber community worked together on fundraising, with events ranging from yard sales to charity nights at local restaurants.
New in 2017, fundraising for Feed the Need is now a year round effort. In the past, monies were raised between August and October with funds dispersed in November. The new model allows the food pantries to receive funds throughout the year to assist them in their mission to support the food insecure.
For the fifth year in a row, this initiative is generously supported by premier community sponsor Windham Weaponry, Inc. In late August through early September the initiative is running a raffle fundraiser for a 30-minute helicopter ride for up to 5 people courtesy of the company. Over the past 5 years this effort has raised over $100,000 with 100 percent of the funds directly supporting the pantries.
If you or your business is interested in volunteering on the Feed the Need committee please contact Aimee Senatore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-892-8265.
For more information about the initiative, please visit www.SebagoLakesChamber.com
and look for the Feed the Need logo on the homepage.