Family Owned Company Donates Hundreds of Pounds of Food 

The Good Shepherd Food Pantry in Brewer received an early Christmas gift day. A donation of more than six hundred pounds of food.The “Blessed Express” rolled into the frieght lot at the Good Shepherd community food bank bearing gifts more than six hundred pounds of food.”It is just so touching in this time of year in particular we really appreciate folks taking the time to think of others,” said Melissa Huston with the food bank.The food was collected by the family owned company, Lynch Logistics.Employees put the food in a cardboard paper truck that was made by one of their own, Darrell Pluard.Pluard and the “Blessed Express” got some help from children and grandchildren of other employees.”We brought the truck out after it was completed and the kids came out, they all got to sign the truck and it was a great day, great morning,” he said.Huston says the bank serves multiple food cupboards which helps about one hundred seventy five thousand people a week.And as the temperatures continue to drop this winter, Huston says the donation couldn’t come at a better time.”Winter months coupled with heating costs on top of regular expenses really finds a lot of families living paycheck to paycheck.”This wasn’t the only project employees of lynch logistics participated in to give back this season.”In early November, they did a turkey drive, they donated tractor trailers and lights to be used in the Festival of Lights Parade and then we did a collection for Toys for Tots this year,” said Michael Carroll with Lynch Logistics.While the donation gives a big boost to Good Shepherd, Huston hopes it will inspire others to help.”It’s a year round challenge, a year round need so we just appreciate when folks are able to think outside of their own need.”