The Cheney Financial Group is comprised of three locally owned companies: Cheney Insurance, Newcastle Realty, and Newcastle Vacation Rentals. Together we pool our resources and make collaborative decisions about requests for financial contributions and volunteer opportunities through our Charitable Giving and Community Outreach Committee. Currently our committee is made up of eight CFG associates who meet regularly to review and approve these requests.
Our guiding philosophy in giving is to focus on organizations that provide important services to our surrounding communities, specifically services that have a positive impact on the lives of children, the elderly, and people in need, as well as protecting the environment.
With Lincoln County families being impacted by business and school closures during the pandemic, food insecurity has become an even greater challenge. In response to this, CFG decided to commit an additional $20,000 in annual contributions to specifically target food insecurity.
One of the organizations we support is Lincoln County Food Initiative.
LCFI began with Jane Gravel at Main Street Grocery preparing and delivering meals to people who are housebound or immune-compromised. Due to increasing need, several local organizations banded together. Their efforts, now coordinated by Jess Breithaupt of Healthy Lincoln County, create a central network connecting local services and people in need of these services.
In April, LCFI started a 24-hour hotline for people seeking food assistance. If you or someone you know is in need, call 207-563-6658, leave a voicemail with your information, and one of their navigators will call back and discuss resources available in your town.
Check out this brilliant Bridge to Shore video which highlights how LCFI started.
If you are interested in donating to LCFI, please visit healthylincolncounty.org/donate/ or send check to:
Healthy Lincoln County (indicate Lincoln County Food Initiative in the memo line) P.O. Box 1287, Damariscotta, ME 04543.
For questions, please contact Project Coordinator Jess Breithaupt at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cheney Financial Group has been a consistent supporter of our local nonprofits for over 50 years, and has donated more than $250,000 during that time.
Inquiries may be directed to CFG Outreach Coordinator Kristy Battles at 207-563-1003.