Letter to the editor: Good Shepherd Food Bank

Thank you, Knowlton Moving and Storage, individuals, foundations, and businesses

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 1:15pm

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we (Good Shepherd Food Bank) have been channeling all of our efforts to be a stable and reliable resource for our great state of Maine. The Food Bank is committed to working with national, state, and local partners to deliver critical services that ensure Mainers have access to nutritious foods they needed to thrive. Thankfully, individuals, foundations, and businesses are stepping forward to help—especially, Knowlton Moving and Storage, in Warren. We are so appreciative, as I’m sure our partner agencies are, of their efforts at the Knox county drop-off site.

Our Knox county stop has always been one of our largest drop offs. Through this one distribution point, we serve 29 individual partner agencies – food pantries, meal sites, schools and senior living facilities – and deliver more than 39,000 pounds of food, which means sending two full trucks! This means a lot of hands needed at the drop-off site.

The team at Knowlton Moving and Storage has gone above and beyond. In addition to the use of their space, they are helping us offload trucks by using their jacks and forklifts to make the job faster, more efficient, and overall easier for everyone involved. Their employees are willing to accommodate, willing to help with big and little projects like picking up the trash, stacking pallets and any need that comes, they’re always ready to lend a hand.

We wanted to express how grateful we are for their service to the community. And thank their team for pivoting and exceeding expectations. The quality of work is noticed and we want to make sure others are aware of how helpful the team at Knowlton Moving and Storage has been to our drivers and partner agencies.

Thank you

Bill Turner and the Customer Service Team at Good Shepherd Food Bank