Drive-thru chowderfest to raise money for Maine food bank

Instead of their popular doughnuts, Congdon’s Family Restaurant & Bakery in Wells will be serving fish chowder, clam chowder, and lobster bisque Wednesday evening to raise money for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. The event starts at 4 p.m. and lasts until the chowder runs out. The food is available at the drive-thru or takeout window. There is no set price for the chowder or bisque. The restaurant is asking for donations, saying all amounts will be accepted. They are also collecting dry food items to donate to the food bank.”Every dollar will go directly to Good Shepherd Food Bank,” said Congdon’s owner Gary Leech. “Times are tough right now, people are hurting, and there are huge demands on local and state food pantries. We just wanted to help in some way and there’s a lot of great organizations helping.”More than $40,000 has already been committed to the event by the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation and the Harold Alfond Foundation, who will match every dollar donated. “Mainers helping Mainers is what this state is all about,” said Leech.All chowder will be served cold so it can be enjoyed safely at home. This will also help ensure the drive-thru line moves quickly. Congdon’s is located at 1090 Post Road on Route One in Wells.

Instead of their popular doughnuts, Congdon’s Family Restaurant & Bakery in Wells will be serving fish chowder, clam chowder, and lobster bisque Wednesday evening to raise money for the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

The event starts at 4 p.m. and lasts until the chowder runs out. The food is available at the drive-thru or takeout window. There is no set price for the chowder or bisque. The restaurant is asking for donations, saying all amounts will be accepted. They are also collecting dry food items to donate to the food bank.

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“Every dollar will go directly to Good Shepherd Food Bank,” said Congdon’s owner Gary Leech. “Times are tough right now, people are hurting, and there are huge demands on local and state food pantries. We just wanted to help in some way and there’s a lot of great organizations helping.”

More than $40,000 has already been committed to the event by the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation and the Harold Alfond Foundation, who will match every dollar donated.

“Mainers helping Mainers is what this state is all about,” said Leech.

All chowder will be served cold so it can be enjoyed safely at home. This will also help ensure the drive-thru line moves quickly.

Congdon’s is located at 1090 Post Road on Route One in Wells.