Friday, January 13, 2017

National Anit-Hunger Organizations Letter To President-Elect Trump and Congress

The National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO) came together in mid-December to issue a statement (pdf) reaffirming the commitment to ensure a strong and effective national nutrition safety net for all Americans and calling on the incoming Congress and the President-Elect to protect and support these critically-important programs.

NAHO partners are are expanding the reach of their letter to include national, state and local organizations demonstrating the diverse groundswell of support for federal nutrition programs. Follow this link to view and sign your organization (organizations only, please) onto this statement. 

The deadline to sign onto the letter is Wednesday, March 1st. This sign-on letter will be shared with all Members of Congress and the new Administration.

Good Shepherd Food Bank has signed the letter and we encourage all of our partner organizations in the field to sign on, as well. Thank you for your help advocating for a strong federal safety net! 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Volunteerism Award Nominations Now Open!

The Maine Commission for Community Service is accepting nominations for Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism

Deadlines for nominations:

  • Friday, March 3, for the Governor's Service Awards.  There are multiple categories of awards including for corporate volunteerism, outstanding non-profit volunteer program, volunteer of the year, and excellence in volunteer administration. Awards are presented during a ceremony at the Hall of Flags in Augusta.
  • Monday, March 6, for the Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor. Volunteers aged 18 and younger who served at least 50 hours in 2016 can be named to the Honor Roll.  Honorees receive a certificate, a Maine Volunteer Service medallion, and a ticket to a Red Claws game honoring youth volunteers.
  • Monday, March 20, for the Maine Volunteer Role of Honor.Volunteers who have served more than 500 hours or more in the past year can be named to the Honor Roll. Honorees receive a certificate, recognition in the Bangor Daily News and, and a ticket to a Sea Dogs game honoring volunteers.

For more information and instructions on how to apply please visit:

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