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Work Gets Done, Real World Experience Is Gained, Everybody Wins

| May 7, 2014

When a charity meets a pro-bono opportunity, it’s a win-win situation. That’s exactly the case for Catholic Charities and their partnership with Northern Maine Community College. It’s not just another day in the classroom for these Northern Maine Community College students. It’s real world, hands on, job related experience. NMCC Instructor Dennis Dyer says, “They’re […]

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Hunters for Hungry Program Expands To Help Hungry Mainers

| January 22, 2014

Hungry families in Maine are getting help thanks to Maine hunters. The Hunters for Hungry program is expanding, putting more Maine game like moose, deer and fish meat on the dinner table…and in more Mainer’s bellies.Catholic Charities Maine is used to getting nonstop donations of canned food, fruits and vegetables. But now they can add […]

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Food Service Organizations Worried Donations Will Dwindle

| January 1, 2014

Catholic Charities is closed on New Year’s Day. But hunger never takes a holiday says Catholic Charities Executive Director Dixie Shaw.  “People are not just needing help at Christmas time and Thanksgiving you know you eat more than those holiday meals you eat everyday and you need help everyday.” Which is why Shaw is admittedly […]

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Catholic Charities “Farm For ME” Project is Growing, Crops & Arability

| October 14, 2013

A new approach to bringing more food to needy families is expanding, and gaining national exposure.   The Catholic Charities farm project is doing just that. With machete’s in hand, volunteers from the Loring Job Corps Honor Guard turned up to harvest Turnips, at the Catholic Charities Farm. Program Director Dixie Shaw says, “we’re harvesting our […]

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Food Drive Cut

| June 25, 2013

An annual “food-raising” event has seen a significant contribution loss. Dick Palm looks at the impact it may have on an Aroostook County food bank.

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