One in four children in Maine go to bed hungry. Thousands of our seniors are food insecure – they have to go without meals to buy medication, fuel, or other basic needs. Many families are working but just don’t earn enough to make ends meet. In fact, 40% of Maine’s food insecure population makes too much to qualify for food stamps but not enough to put meals on the table and pay for expenses. They must rely on food pantries. The increase in demand is putting a huge strain on our local food pantries. This effort is aimed at helping them stock their shelves so there is enough food for those who need it. The food drive will be held the entire month of March.
Star 97.7 is helping to jump start the effort with a live Broadcast from
10AM-2PM April 3rd at Friends and Family Market in Ellsworth!Food Drive donation suggestions 2021
Ellsworth Hannaford + Fill-A-Cruiser Maine Coast Mall, 225 High Street