Contribute to Diocese-Wide Anti-Hunger Initiative

Contribute to Diocese-Wide Anti-Hunger Initiative

Join congregations and individuals in the diocese to help feed those in need and assist Maine farmers. This spring, the diocese and several parish partners purchased many pounds of Aroostook County potatoes. These were bought from farmers whose crops would have otherwise spoiled because they were unable to get them to market in the pandemic. They were driven by donated trucks to food pantries throughout the state.

The diocese is now expanding our response to local food insecurity beginning with a second purchase of 30,000 pounds or more of potatoes through the Maine Farmers Exchange. Our immediate goal is to raise $5,000 to purchase our next truckload and make shipping arrangements, and we need your help!

Please consider making a contribution. You can donate by check made out to Episcopal Diocese of Maine with subject line “Food Insecurity Fund” mailed to:

Attn: John Hennessy
Episcopal Diocese of Maine
PO Box 4036
Portland, ME 04101

We also have set up some ways for you to give electronically:

  • Mobile app – Download the GivePlus mobile app on the App Store or on Google Play, enter our zip code “04101”, select “Episcopal Diocese of Maine” and give. [Find more instructions for the app here.]
  • Visit episcopalmaine.org– Easily enter your donation from our website. Click on the “donate” button on the top of the home page. 
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