Local retailer pledges 33% of sales from 3/25/21 to fight chronic hunger in Maine.
In honor of our 33rd birthday, Mexicali Blues will be donating 33% of our topline sales revenue from March 25th, 2021 to Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine.
“While our 1% giving initiative allows us to help people around the world every day, for our birthday, we knew we wanted to focus on helping our neighbors, here at home in Maine,” said Mexicali Blues founder, Pete Erskine. “We know this has been a difficult year for a lot of people, and that food security is a big issue facing our community.”
Revenue sharing seemed a natural way to help Good Shepherd Food Bank meet its mission of “mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger.” Mexicali Blues CEO Topher Mallory explains, “Giving back is as important to our customers as it is to us, and we are jazzed to give them an opportunity to purchase with a purpose and help make a dent in chronic hunger.”
About Mexicali Blues
The first Mexicali Blues shop opened 33 years ago in Portland, Maine. Since then, new locations have been added across the state with stores in Newcastle, Raymond, Freeport, and Bangor.
About Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine
As the largest hunger-relief organization in Maine, Good Shepherd Food Bank provides for Mainers facing hunger by distributing nutritious food to more than 500 partner agencies across the state, including food pantries, meal sites,
schools, health care centers, and senior programs. Together with its network, the Food Bank leads a statewide effort to combat the root causes of hunger by engaging in advocacy, nutrition education, and strategic partnerships.