February 19, 2018
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Food Drive Nearing End

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Inez Seibel of Lamoine donates to Food Drive

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 www.unitedwayem.org 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