Eight organizations serving Lincoln and Sagadahoc county residents in need of emergency food assistance and shelter will receive $69,604 in funds from the Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).
The grants are part of the federal EFSP and American Rescue Plan Act funds, which are distributed by local EFSP boards to area nonprofits. In Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties, United Way of Mid Coast Maine provides administrative support and convenes the local EFSP board of directors. Local board members represent partners from across the Mid-Coast, including the American Red Cross of Central and Mid-Coast Maine, Congregation Beth Israel, Maine Catholic Charities, YMCA of Central Lincoln County, Community Action of Midcoast Maine, Tedford Housing, Salvation Army Bath-Brunswick Corps, and United Way of Mid Coast Maine.
“These EFSP funds are helping to put food on children’s plates, keep families at risk of homelessness housed in emergency accommodation, and create an essential safety net at an uncertain time,” said Maria Hinteregger, director of community impact at United Way of Mid Coast Maine. . “We are honored to help community organizations provide essential food and shelter to our most vulnerable neighbors.”
Funds will be awarded to the following Lincoln County and Sagadahoc organizations:
– Family YMCA bathroom
– Boothbay Area YMCA
– CHIP Inc.
– New Hope Midcoast
– Richmond area pantry
– Spectrum Generations – Meals on Wheels
– St. Philips Episcopal Church – Help you keep the pantry
– Tedford Housing
In addition to these community partners, anyone seeking help paying for food, housing, or utilities should contact 211Maine by dialing 211, texting their zip code to 898-211, or visiting 211maine .org.