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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Belfast Mayor and City Council Re-Launch the Belfast “Keep the Faith Fund"

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The Belfast Keep the Faith Fund was created in 2020 to provide relief to Belfast residents who have been

economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, the City of Belfast will again be offering, through its Grocery Voucher Program, a $125 grocery gift card per household, with an additional $75 per child, to either the Belfast Hannaford or to the Belfast Co-op.

 

In 2020 and 2021, the Keep the Faith Grocery Voucher Program helped to feed 147 adults and 190 children in our community.

 

“While it is unfortunate that there still remains a substantial amount of need for assistance amongst our citizens,” explains Mayor Eric Sanders, “we expect that this program, which is a by-product of our love for our community, will continue to be a critical source of support and we encourage those who could benefit from it to apply.”

 

To apply for the Belfast Keep the Faith Fund Grocery Voucher Program, please visit: www.cityofbelfast.org/groceryvoucher or email deputyclerk@cityofbelfast.org or call 338-3370 extension 131 and leave your name and phone number. A staff member will contact you on how best to proceed.

 

If you would like to donate to the Belfast Keep the Faith Fund, please call 338-3370 extension 131. Donations can be made by check to the City of Belfast with the memo line: Belfast Keep the Faith Fund and mailed to: City of Belfast, Attn: Belfast Keep the Faith Fund, 131 Church Street, Belfast, Maine 04915. A donation to the Belfast Keep the Faith Fund is tax deductible.

 

“The Belfast Keep the Faith Fund is a commitment from the City of Belfast to its citizens, that we’re still here for them,” emphasized City Councilor Neal Harkness. “This program is something that the City is able to do to help those who still need help during a challenging time that has lasted longer than anyone has anticipated. We are still here and we remain ready to help.”