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Food Bank to Stay Open After Donations Pour in

A Maine food bank in danger of shutting its doors because it had run out of cash has been saved by a flood of donations

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    Food Bank to Stay Open After Donations Pour in
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    A Maine food bank in danger of shutting its doors because it had run out of cash has been saved by a flood of donations.

    York County Food Rescue distributes about 1.5 million pounds of food annually to nearly 50 soup kitchens and food pantries in the region. It has plenty of food in its warehouse, but had run out of money to distribute it.

    Director Jodi Bissonnette said after news of the cash crunch got out, the food bank has received nearly $5,000 in donations since the weekend.

    Some money came from businesses, but many individuals have either sent or promised to send checks, some from out of state.

    She says she's overwhelmed by the generosity.

    The cash will help the bank make it through the end of the year.

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