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Care & Comfort and Their Bangor Employees Donate To The Good Shepherd Food Bank

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BANGOR, Maine — Care & Comfort is celebrating the holiday season by giving to people in need. This year the company’s Bangor based employees chose The Good Shepherd Food Bank as the recipient of their annual Jean Fundraiser proceeds and Care & Comfort corporate partnered with them by matching their donation. During a holiday luncheon in Bangor a check was presented to Melissa Huston, Assistant Development Director of the Good Shepherd.
“During these extremely tough economic times far too many families do not have the basics, giving back to our community is extremely important to us,” said Susan D. Giguere, CEO of Care & Comfort. “We are pleased to be involved with the Good Shepherd Food Bank that feeds thousands of people in our State.” Lee Jellison, C & C’s COO added, “As our neighbors face many challenges, it is crucial that individuals and businesses do their part in addressing needs such as hunger. When we learned that for every $1 donated to the Good Shepherd they can provide $8 of food for a family the decision to choose them was an easy one for our employees to make”. The Good Shepherd is the largest hunger relief organization in Maine distributing food to more than 600 partner agencies. “We depend on the generosity of the community to be able to feed Maine’s hungry,” said Huston. “Thanks to the tremendous support of Care & Comfort, more Maine families will have meals this holiday season and beyond.”
Care & Comfort, one of Maine’s largest Home Health and Mental Health service agencies with five offices statewide providing a broad range of critical home-based services to families throughout rural Maine, encourages its more than 475 employees to be actively involved in their respective communities. Jean Day was launched over 10 years. For a $2 donation on Fridays the staff can leave their normal work attire at home and wear jeans. “The prevailing “Jean Day” employee attitude was full of fun, optimism and hope knowing that each contribution would help fight hunger throughout the State” Giguere said. “No one in our community should have to struggle to find a meal, we are so proud of our employees who are so passionate about this issue and who found a way to work together to help the Good Shepherd’s mission”.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Susan D. Giguere

Telephone Number: (207)872-5300

Website: http://www.careandcomfort.com