Food Drive Nearing End

Posted March 27, 2014, at 3:38 p.m.

There are only a few days left to donate items to the Third Annual Hancock County Food Drive. The month long event ends on Monday, March 31st.

This is the time of year when food pantries see the greatest need. It’s also the time when donations are down. The long periods of cold weather and the amount of snow storms have made it very difficult for those who struggle to make ends meet. The Third Annual Hancock County Food Drive will help the pantries put food on their shelves. More than 130 churches, schools, libraries, banks and other businesses are collecting food at sites all across Hancock County. Every donation can make a big difference. The Maine Community Foundation and United Way of Eastern Maine are matching $1 for every food item donated up to $10,000. The food and money will be divided between all the pantries and community meal sites in Hancock County. Monetary donations can be made online by going to and click on the “Donate Now” button. Checks can be made out to United Way of Eastern Maine with Hancock County Food Drive on the memo line. They can be sent to 24 Springer Drive Suite 201 Bangor, Maine 04401. For more information please contact Marjorie Peronto, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, at 667-8212.

Collection Sites:

Bar Harbor: 19

A & B Naturals

Acadia National Park HQ

Bar Harbor Town Office

Bar Harbor YWCA

Behavioral Health Center (MDI Hosp)

Breast Center (at MDI Hosp)

Cadillac Family Practice (MDI Hosp)

Camden National Bank

Cooper Gilmore Health Center (MDI Hosp)

First Baptist Church

Friends of Acadia

Jackson Lab

Kids Corner

MDI Hospital

MDI Orthopedics (MDI Hosp)

St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church

Salsbury Hardware

Town Hill Market

Women’s Health Center (MDI Hosp)

Blue Hill: 8

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

Blue Hill Food Co-op

Blue Hill Public Library

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

Camden National Bank

First Congregational Church

Friendship Cottage

St. Francis by the Sea Episc. Church

Brooklin: 3

Brooklin Baptist Church’s Bowdoin Hall

Brooklin General Store

Friend Memorial Library

Bucksport: 4


Camden National Bank

Roland Grindle Insurance Agency

Toziers Market

Castine: 3

Camden National Bank

Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Witherle Memorial Library

Deer Isle: 1

St Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church

Eastbrook: 1

Eastbrook Variety

Ellsworth: 35

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust

Ben’s Store

Beth C Wright Cancer Resource Center

Camden National Bank (2)

Darling’s Auto Mall

Darling’s Chevy

Dead River Company

Downeast Family YMCA

Ellsworth City Hall

First Congregational Church

Friends and Family Market

Friends in Action Senior Center

Global Beverages

Hancock Cty Habitat for Humanity

Hannaford Supermarket

Healthy Acadia

Home Depot


L.L. Bean (internal staff drive only)

Machias Savings Bank (2)

Maine Community Foundation (internal staff only)

Maine Shellfish

Meadowview Apartments

Morton’s Moo

St. Andrew Lutheran Church

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Town Auto Sales

Union Congregational Church, UCC

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth

United Baptist Church

United Methodist Church

University of Maine Cooperative Extension


Washington Hancock Community Agency

Franklin: 4

Franklin Baptist Church

Franklin United Methodist Church

Franklin Trading Post

Maine Seacoast Vegetables

Hancock: 3

Hancock Congregational Church, UCC

Tideway Market

Viking Lumber

Lamoine: 1

Lamoine Baptist Church

Mariaville: 2

Mariaville Grange

Mariaville Town Hall

Mount Desert: 2

Camden National Bank

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Northeast Harbor: 4

The Knowles Company

Mount Desert Nursery School

The Neighborhood House

Northeast Harbor Library

Otis: 3

Otis Baptist Church

Otis General Store

Otis Town Hall

Penobscot: 1

Northern Bay Market

Sedgwick: 1

Eggemoggin Country Store

Sorrento: 1

Sorrento Town Office

Southwest Harbor: 7

Community Dental Center (MDI Hosp)

Community Health Center (MDI Hosp)

The First

Sawyer’s Market

Southwest Harbor Food Mart

Southwest Harbor Library

Southwest Harbor Post Office

Sullivan: 1

Frenchman’s Bay Library

Surry: 3

Surry General Store

Surry Store

Wave Walker Bed and Breakfast

Trenton: 4

Faith Community Fellowship

Good News Fellowship Church

Stanley Subaru

Trenton Health Center (MDI Hosp)

Community Groups Conducting Drives: 5

Jolly Juniors 4-H Club, Waltham

Rails n Trails 4-H Club, Orland

Bucks Mills Rod & Gun Club, Bucksport

East Surry Homemakers, Ellsworth

DIG, Deer Isle

Participating Schools 18

Acadia Christian School, Trenton

Adams School, Castine

Airline School, Aurora

Beech Hill School, Otis

Blue Hill Consolidated School

Brooksville Elementary, Brooksville

Bucksport High School

Bucksport Middle School

Cave Hill School, Eastbrook

Hancock Grammar School

Jewett School, Bucksport

Lamoine Elementary, Lamoine

Miles Lane School, Bucksport

Pemetic School, Southwest Hbr

Penobscot Elementary

Surry Elementary School, Surry

Tremont Consolidated, Bass Harbor

Trenton Elementary School, Trenton

Outside Hancock County:

Bangor: 1


Brewer: 1




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