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

Food Drive

The 8th 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.

March 2019 donations and food will go to the following 17 food outlets:

Bar Harbor Food Pantry
Bar Harbor Back Pack 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
H.O.M.E. Co-op
Lifeline Food Pantry
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Ellsworth
The Magic Food Bus
Open Table MDI
RSU 25 Food Pantry
Simmering Pot Community Meal
Weekends with EE! Back Pack Program
The Welcome Table

***A $1 donation to the Hancock County Food Drive can provide 4 meals through our food pantries!!!

Food Collection Sites for March 2019:
Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor Congregational Church
Cadillac Family Practice
Connors Emerson School
Cooper Gilmore Health Center
Hillard Walls & Sons Plumbing & Heating
Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center
MDI Behavioral Health Center Mount Desert Island Hospital
Bass Harbor
Tremont Consolidated School
Blue Hill
Blue Hill Co-op
Blue Hill Consolidated School
Blue Hill Public Library
Blue Hill Harbor School
Eastbrook
Cave Hill School
Ellsworth
Maine Community Foundation
Friends & Family Market
T.J. Max
United Methodist Church
Wireless Zone
Darling’s Chevrolet and Darling’s GMC/Auto Mall
Wireless Zone
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
United Methodist Church
Gouldsboro
Dorcas Library
Gouldsboro Town Office
Hulls Cove
Birch Bay Village
Somesville
Floret
Sorrento
Sorrento Town Office
Southwest Harbor
Community Health Center
Patient Financial Services
Sullivan
Frenchman’s Bay Library
Sullivan Town Office
Trenton
Trenton Elementary School
Trenton Health Center
Winter Harbor
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Pickled Wrinkle
Winter Harbor IGA
Winter Harbor Town Office