The team at Horch Roofing, Warren, Maine, is no stranger to charitable giving. Every year, employees choose a charitable cause, and the company’s Responsible Giving Committee works with local charities to honor the employees’ goal. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a greater need for food assistance in Maine, and this year Horch Roofing employees decided to support organizations working to end hunger.
Horch Roofing partnered with Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine, Auburn, and pledged to donate $200 from its Charitable Giving Fund every time a client signed a residential asphalt or metal roofing contract of more than $7,500 during June and July. Every $200 can buy enough food to sustain a child experiencing food insecurity for more than two months or provide nutritious pantry staples for five senior citizens experiencing hunger. Horch Roofing’s initial goal was to donate a minimum of $10,000 for food assistance, but after 81 roofing clients signed contracts in June and July, the company was able to donate $16,200 to the food bank.
“The goal was not just to donate but to raise awareness about Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine and its role in providing food assistance throughout the state,” says Peter Horch, president of Horch Roofing. “I was really moved by and proud of our team going out there, educating our clients, and in-turn, pushing our donation total higher.”
On Aug. 21, Horch presented a check to Erin Fogg, vice president of development for Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine, via a Zoom call. According to the food bank, the company’s donation will allow the organization to purchase more than 50,000 meals.