St. Philip’s Episcopal Church’s Help Yourself Shelf, a nonprofit in Wiscasset committed to helping to ease food insecurity, has been selected as a beneficiary of Hannaford Supermarket’s Cause Bag program for the month of September. The Hannaford Cause Bag program launched in October 2015 and is designed to support local hunger relief organizations through the sale of reusable Fight Hunger bags.
Help Yourself Shelf was selected by Hannaford Supermarket leadership as the September beneficiary of the program at the Boothbay Hannaford Supermarket. For every reusable Fight Hunger bag with the message “This bag has helped feed someone in need” purchased at the Boothbay Hannaford Supermarket during September, Help Yourself Shelf will receive a 25-cent donation.
“It is a real honor to have been chosen for this program,” said Help Yourself Shelf co-director Lois Atwood. “We will be able to purchase more and diverse offerings for the shelf’s clients.”
Help Yourself Shelf has a goal of raising $200 during September, which is equivalent to 50 bags bought in support of the Help Yourself Shelf. Help Yourself Shelf plans to use the projected funds to purchase personal care products that are not covered by SNAP benefits.
Founded in the 1970s, Help Yourself Shelf has been open to anyone in need. Learn more about the Help Yourself Shelf by calling the church at 882-7184.