SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Last week, the York County Food Rescue in Sanford was in danger of closing down, unable to come to a lease agreement with the building's new owners; now it has found a new home.
The non-profit serves 43 hunger fighting organizations across York County. Last week organizations like NEWS CENTER reported about the non-profit possibly closing. Viewers heard those reports and decided to reach out.
In a media release, Bob Nichols, the head of Pantry Operations, writes: "Because you came forward, and our representatives in the county heard your plea and said "we can help", Jodi Bissonnette, Tom Vacca and the YCFR organization are now located in a new facility and able to again provide the needed support. On behalf of the Saco Food Pantry and the thousands of people in York County being helped we say to all concerned, in one voice, Thank You and God Bless."
The food rescue is set to enter a temporary lease agreement on Monday with the York County Commissioners. The food rescue will temporarily occupy the county building located at 5 Swetts Bridge Road in Alfred.
Food distribution to various shelters in York county will continue, and York County Manager Greg Zinser said talks will continue on a possible permanent lease agreement.
In 2011, York County Food Rescue provided 1.2-million pounds of food to pantries across the county.