BAR HARBOR — A local charitable food program has gained the support of Hancock County officials and has partnered with a statewide food security organization.
Chris Brown’s Food For All program, best known for weekly meals in the basement of the Holy Redeemer Church, received a $3,500 grant from Hancock County Commissioners in March to help cover transportation needs. The grant comes out of the Community Benefit Funds paid to the county by the owners of the wind farm in Township 16.
Concurrently, Brown also is celebrating a budding relationship with the Good Shepherd Food Bank, a statewide clearing house for donated food. Good Shepherd has accepted Food For All as an agency partner and paperwork is in progressBrown said.
Since November 2011, Food For All has held a community supper every Thursday. Using food that would otherwise have been headed to the Hannaford supermarket trash bin, Brown and a crew of volunteers have served more than 8,000 meals.