Good Shepherd Food
Bank Chosen as 2015 Beneficiary for TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race
Foundation to give $30,000 to organization which feeds families, children and
seniors in Maine
(February 4, 2015) ÛÒ The TD Charitable
Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, AmericaÛªs Most
Convenient Bank®, announced today that Good Shepherd Food Bank, a statewide
hunger relief organization that provided more than 17 million meals to Mainers
facing hunger last year, has been selected as the beneficiary of this
yearÛªs TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on Aug.
Good Shepherd Food Bank (www.feedingmaine.org) is the
stateÛªs largest hunger relief organization, partnering with 600 local
agencies, including food pantries, meal sites, senior centers, schools and
other programs. In addition, the Food Bank offers programs to directly combat
child hunger and provide nutrition education to low-income Mainers.
“The TD Charitable Foundation is proud to have the Good
Shepherd Food Bank as this year’s beneficiary for the TD Beach to Beacon,”
said Larry Wold, President, TD Bank, Maine. ÛÏThe efforts of the Good Shepherd Food Bank provided more than 17 million meals to Mainers
facing hunger last year, which is an astounding achievement. We are happy to
partner with such an amazing and essential organization that supports Maine and
we welcome them aboard.”
TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank (www.TDBank.com), will provide a cash donation
of $30,000 to Good Shepherd Food Bank. The organization also will benefit from
fundraising activities and publicity through its association with one of
MaineÛªs premiere sporting events.
The TD Charitable Foundation has now donated
$540,000 to Maine charities over the 18-year history of the TD Beach to Beacon.
is an honor to be recognized by TD Charitable Foundation in this way and to be
included in an amazing community event such as Beach to Beacon,Û said
Kristen Miale, president of Good Shepherd Food Bank. ÛÏWith this funding,
the Foundation will be contributing to Good Shepherd Food BankÛªs mission
of creating a healthier Maine, by providing our neighbors facing hunger with the
nutritious food they need to live, learn, work, and thrive.Û
In 2014, the Food Bank distributed more than
21 million pounds of food to families, children, and seniors in need throughout
Maine, up 35 percent from 2013.
Approximately half of the growth came from
the retail store pick-up program, where partner agencies pick up food donations
directly from local retail stores. Donations from retailers to the Food
BankÛªs warehouses in Auburn, Biddeford and Brewer also grew. In
addition, the Food Bank more than doubled its purchases of local vegetables,
fruits, and other Maine-grown products and saw an increase in donations from
behalf of the TD Beach to Beacon Board and Organizing Committee, we
congratulate Good Shepherd Food Bank on being chosen the 2015 race
beneficiary,Û said Mike Stone, the race president. ÛÏThe
organization is making a huge difference in the lives of Mainers facing hunger
– which is exactly why they were chosen. The
TD Beach to Beacon team is looking forward to working with the Good Shepherd
Food Bank team in the exciting preparations leading up to and including race
day on August 1st.”
year marks the 18th running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K (www.beach2beacon.org), set for Saturday, Aug.
1 in Cape Elizabeth. TD Bank, AmericaÛªs Most Convenient Bank®,
is the title sponsor of the race founded in 1998 by Joan Benoit Samuelson, the
1984 Olympic gold medalist from Cape Elizabeth and MaineÛªs most
TD Beach to Beacon 10K is one of the most popular events on the U.S. road race
circuit, drawing runners from around the world and throughout New England and
the U.S. to the picturesque coastal community of Cape Elizabeth. The race
begins near the Crescent Beach entrance on Route 77, winds along tree-lined
roads and past breathtaking ocean vistas, and ends in Fort Williams Park at the
historic Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse in the world.
registration for the popular race, which traditionally closes within minutes,
will take place on March 12 for Cape Elizabeth residents and March 13 for the
2014, a record-setting 6,494 runners from 14 countries, 42
states and more than 260 Maine cities and town finished the winding,
rolling, often breathtaking 6.2-mile coastal course. Thousands of spectators
cheered runners along the route and at the finish, and more than 800 volunteers
helped ensure a smooth operation. The race debuted in 1998 with 2,408 runners
crossing the finish line.
More than $60,000 in prize money is awarded to the top
finishers and place winners in the various categories for men and women, and
separately a $30,000 donation is provided each year by the TD Charitable
Foundation to the race charity.
staunch commitment to active involvement in the local community is a vital
element of the TD Bank philosophy. TD Bank,
AmericaÛªs Most Convenient Bank® and the TD Charitable Foundation
provide support to affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and
environmental initiative, many of which focus on improving the welfare of
children and families.
the TD Charitable Foundation
TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which
operates as TD Bank, AmericaÛªs Most Convenient Bank®, and
is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States.
The Foundation’s mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses
in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made more than $133.2
million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The
FoundationÛªs areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy
and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable
Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.
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