409 High Street - P.O. Box 1171 - Ellsworth, ME 04605 - Phone: 207-667-0002 Fax: 207-667-0627

Food Drive

The 9th Annual Hancock County Food Drive

March 1st-March 31st

 

Winter in Maine can be challenging.  Especially for those who have to make a choice between buying food, heat or medication.

It’s hard to fathom this, but one in 5 children in Maine live in food insecure households, and thousands of our Senior Citizens are food insecure, buying medication instead of food.

What do our local food pantries NEED? ⇒ They need whole grain pastas, healthy soups, canned vegetables, low sugar cereals, whole grain rice, canned fruits, peanut butter, canned tuna, and canned meats! Paper products (paper towels & toilet paper) plus toiletries.

A $1 donation to the Hancock County Food Drive can provide 4 meals through our food pantries!!! If you would like to make a cash donation, here’s how you can help:

CHECKS: make payable to United Way of Eastern Maine, with Hancock County Food Drive in the memo line. Mail to Healthy Acadia, 140 State St, suite #1, Ellsworth 04605.

TEXT: Text feedME2019 to 41444 and you will be sent a link to the online donation form.

Donations raised and food will go to the following locations:

Bar Harbor Food Pantry

Bar Harbor Backpack Program

Bib & Tucker Food Pantry

Bread of Life Food Pantry

Common Good Soup Kitchen

Emmaus Homeless Shelter

Everybody Eats! Community Meal

Hancock Grammar School Backpack Program

H.O.M.E. Co-op

Lifeline Food Pantry

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry

The Magic Food Bus

Miles Lane School Friday Food Program

Open Table MDI

Simmering Pot Community Meal

The Welcome Table

What’s for Suppah? Food Pantry

These organizations serve a wide demographic of food insecure households across the county. By partnering together, we are able to achieve a lot in a short period of time. This project is especially beneficial for smaller, more isolated food pantries with fewer resources.

There are 17 locations throughout Hancock County where you can drop off donations of
food and supplies for area food pantries.  They are:
A&B Naturals Bar Harbor
Blue Hill Co-op Blue Hill
Blue Hill Winter Farmers Market Blue Hill
Flexit Ellsworth
Friends & Family Ellsworth
Hannaford’s, Bar Harbor (+ Fill-A-Cruiser) Bar Harbor
Hannaford’s, Bucksport (+ Fill-A-Cruiser) Bucksport
Hannaford’s, Ellsworth (+ Fill-A-Cruiser) Ellsworth
Maine Coast Mall (outside of TJ Maxx) Ellsworth
Marden’s Ellsworth
Shaw’s Ellsworth
The First – Bar Harbor Bar Harbor
The First – Blue Hill Blue Hill
The First – Ellsworth Ellsworth
The First – Southwest Harbor Southwest Harbor
Tradewinds Blue Hill