Title

"City" piece containing a long, critical examination of the way in which Andrew

Authors

Allen Dammann

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

9-21-2000

Pages

8-10

Abstract

"City" piece containing a long, critical examination of the way in which Andrew "Skip" Matson, the executive director of the Portland Community Food and Nutrition Program (PCFNP), has conducted the business of his organization. Matson is alleged to be good at raising money for food for the elderly and the poor, but not so good at spending it on food, PCFNP's reason for being. In 1999 Matson received $54,000 in grants to be used on food from the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services and the city of Portland, but between July 1, 1999 and June 30, 2000, PCFNP spent just $13,051 on food. The rest went to Matson, his assistant, his bookkeeper, and for office expenses. If all money had been spend on food, it would have purchased 385,000 pounds of groceries from the Good Shepard Food Bank in Lewiston, enough to feed 400 adults for a year. When all of PCFNP's income is added up ($71,023.61, between July 1, 1999, and June 30, 2000) only $26,074.62, or 37 cents of every dollar, was used to feed the needy. Details.

Subjects

Portland Community Food and Nutrition Program, Skip Matson

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