WARREN, Maine — With the COVID-19 pandemic causing additional difficulties for families already struggling to make ends meet, the Maine-based Horch Roofing made sure those families didn’t have to worry about food.

Every year, Horch Roofing and its Responsible Giving Committee chooses a charitable cause and works with local organizations to honor that goal. This year, the roofing contractor asked its community to help it fight hunger by partnering with the Good Shepherd Food Bank to provide others with food assistance.

Horch Roofing pledged to donate $200 to the food bank for every residential asphalt or metal roofing contract signed in June and July 2020. The goal was to raise at least $10,000, but thanks to signing 81 roofing clients, Horch donated a total of $16,200.

“The goal was not just to donate, but to raise awareness about Good Shepherd and their role in providing food assistance throughout the state,” Horch Roofing President Peter Horch told the Courier-Gazette. “I was really moved by, and proud of our team going out there, educating our clients and in-turn pushing our donation total higher.”

Horch presented the check to Erin Fogg, Good Shepherd vice president of development, on Aug. 21 via Zoom. The donation will allow the organization to purchase more than 50,000 meals.