Maine woman, 79, walking 400 miles to raise money for the Good Shepherd Food Bank

Maine woman, 79, walking 400 miles to raise money for the Good Shepherd Food Bank

Updated: 6:26 PM EST Jan 7, 2022

Maine woman, 79, hiking 400 miles to raise money for Good Shepherd Food Bank

Highlights

  • A 79-year-old Maine woman is using her love of exercising to help other Mainers in need.


  • A 79-year-old Maine woman is using her love of exercising to help other Mainers in need.Last year, Rita Losse challenged herself to walk 400 miles in order to raise money for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. She raised more than $2,000.Losse, who turns 80 in March, plans to hike another 400 miles this winter and hopes to raise even more money to fight hunger in Maine.”I’m doing something that I love to do and tying it to fundraise for people who need food, that works for me. But the person who donates a dollar is making a difference,” Losse said.According to the Good Shepherd Food Bank, more than 85,000 Mainers experience food insecurity, which is up 10% since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.Donations can be made in Losse’s name through Good Shepherd’s website.

Losse, who turns 80 in March, plans to hike another 400 miles this winter and hopes to raise even more money to fight hunger in Maine.

Last year, Rita Losse challenged herself to walk 400 miles in order to raise money for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. She raised more than $2,000.

“I’m doing something that I love to do and tying it to fundraise for people who need food, that works for me. But the person who donates a dollar is making a difference,” Losse said.

According to the Good Shepherd Food Bank, more than 85,000 Mainers experience food insecurity, which is up 10% since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donations can be made in Losse’s name through Good Shepherd’s website.