December 18, 2017
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Food Drive Nearing the End

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The second annual Hancock County Food Drive ends March 31st but it’s not too late to help.
Local food pantries are seeing up to 40 percent increases in the number of people coming to them needing meals. That has put a big strain on the local pantries that must rely on donations to keep their shelves stocked. The community response to the food drive has been tremendous. Over 100 schools, churches and business across the county are participating and have set up collection sites. Every donation of canned goods can make a big difference. Each item will be matched by $1.00 up to $10,000. The food and money that is collected will be divided evenly between all food pantries in Hancock County. Checks can be made out to United Way of Eastern Maine with “Hancock Food Drive “written on the memo line. They can be mailed to 24 Springer Drive Suite 201 Bangor Maine 04401. Credit Card donations can be made by calling 667-8212.For more information call Marjorie Peronto at 667-8212. Tables will be set up at the Ellsworth Hannaford and Shaws Supermarkets this Friday evening. Donations of food can also be be dropped off at the following locations.
Bar Harbor:
A & B Naturals
Acadia National Park (staff drive)
Bar Harbor Town Hall
Friends of Acadia
Healthy Acadia
Jackson Lab (staff drive)
Jesup Memorial Library
MDI Hospital’s 9 Health Centers
St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church
Blue Hill:
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Blue Hill Food Co-op
Blue Hill Public Library
Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (staff drive)
Camden National Bank
First Congregational Church
Friendship Cottage
Tradewinds Market
Brooksville:
Brooksville Public Service Bldg
Bucks Harbor Market
Bucksport:
Tozier’s Market
BookStacks
Castine:
Camden National Bank
Witherle Memorial Library
Eastbrook:
Eastbrook Variety
Ellsworth:
Ben’s Store
Camden National Bank
Community of Christ Church
Darling’s Auto Mall
Darling’s Chevy
Dead River Company
Department of Health and Human Services
Downeast Family YMCA
Downeast Health Services (staff drive)
Ellsworth City Hall
Ellsworth Shell
First Congregational Church
Friends and Family Market
Friends in Action Senior Center
Hancock County Habitat for Humanity
Hannaford Supermarket
Home Depot
Kidspeace
L.L. Bean (staff drive)
Machias Savings Bank
Maine Community Foundation (staff drive)
Maine Shellfish
Morton’s Moo
Shaws
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
TD Bank
Town Auto Sales
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth
United Methodist Church
Walgreens
Washington Hancock Community Agency
Franklin:
Franklin Baptist Church
Franklin Methodist Church
Franklin Trading Post
Hancock:
Hancock Grocery
Hancock Post Office
Hancock Town Hall
Tideway Market
Viking Lumber
Lamoine:
Lamoine Marketplace General Store
Lamoine Baptist Church
Lamoine Town Hall
Northeast Harbor:
The Knowles Company
Mount Desert Nursery School
The Neighborhood House
Northeast Harbor Library
Otis:
Otis General Store
Penobscot:
Northern Bay Market
Sorrento:
Sorrento Town Office
Southwest Harbor:
Harbor House
Hatched on MDI
Sawyer’s Market
Southwest Harbor Food Mart
Southwest Harbor Library
Southwest Harbor Post Office
Sullivan:
Dunbar’s Store
Frenchman’s Bay Library
Sullivan Town Office
Surry:
Surry General Store
Surry Store
Surry Town Office
Sweet Pea Gardens
Wave Walker Bed and Breakfast
Town Hill:
Town Hill Market
Camden National Bank
Trenton:
Good News Center (church)
The Hinckley Company
Stanley Subaru
Trenton Marketplace IGA
Community Groups Conducting Drives
Jolly Juniors 4-H Club, Waltham
Participating Schools
Acadia Christian School, Trenton
Adams School, Castine
Airline School, Aurora
Beech Hill School, Otis
Blue Hill Consolidated School, Blue Hill
Brooksville Elementary, Brooksville
Bucksport High School
Bucksport Middle School
Cave Hill School, Eastbrook
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor
Connors Emerson School, Bar Harbor
Deer Isle Stonington Elem. School, Deer Isle
Ellsworth Elementary Middle School, Ells.
Hancock Grammar School, Hancock
Jewett School, Bucksport
Lamoine Elementary, Lamoine
Maine Maritime Academy, Castine
Miles Lane School, Bucksport
Mount Desert Elementary, Northeast Harbor
Mount Desert Nursery School, Northeast Harbor
Mountain View School, Sullivan
Pemetic School, Southwest Harbor
Penobscot Elementary School, Penobscot
Surry School, Surry
Trenton Elementary School, Trenton