this april, we are raising

$40,000 to bring 120,000 meals

to our community

More than 1 in 10 Maine households goes without nutritious food, making Maine the most food insecure state in New England. Childhood food insecurity rates in our region are even higher: according to Kids Count Data Center, 1 in 5 children in Hancock County live in food insecure households, which can have lifelong impacts on children’s physical health, mental health, and education outcomes. 

By building resources for local food programs, the Hancock County Food Drive works to ensure that all people in our community have access to nutritious, affordable food.

At the end of April, all of the donations will be evenly distributed among the participating food assistance programs. 100% of your donation goes toward feeding people in our community.

Why does

$1 = 3 meals?

Food assistance programs often buy their food at wholesale costs from food banks, so they can purchase a lot of food for very little money.

WANT TO DONATE BY CHECK?

 

Make your check out to United Way of Eastern Maine with “Hancock County Food Drive” in the memo line.

Mail to: United Way of Eastern Maine, 700 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401