"Cover Story" piece on the Portland Community Food and Nutrition Program (PCFNP)
"Cover Story" piece on the Portland Community Food and Nutrition Program (PCFNP), a one-man food bank run by Skip Matson, 58, of Portland. The program is running out of funding and might be very close to delivering its last free meal. Matson started the program with a $50,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services' Federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF). PCFNP includes 803 families, with nearly 2,000 total recipients as of July 31. It has given out 148,084 pounds of food, with a retail value of $256,353.63. But Matson's application for a second year of funding through the ACF has not been approved and without a renewal, Matson will be dependent on private donations and fundraisers.
Food relief, Portland Community Food and Nutrition Program, Matson, Skip
Pfeifle, Sam, ""Cover Story" piece on the Portland Community Food and Nutrition Program (PCFNP)" (2000). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 211.
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