October 24, 2021

Acqua NYC

Fit And Go Forward

10th annual Hancock County Food Drive begins April 3

ELLSWORTH — Partnering organizations and businesses across the county will kick off the 10th annual Hancock County Food Drive on Saturday, April 3 with a county-wide food collection and fundraising event. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers dressed in costume as fruits and vegetables will be stationed outside of 10 grocery stores across the county collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations.

The project aims to raise $40,000 by the end of April, which will provide 120,000 nutritious meals to community members experiencing food insecurity. All donations will directly support 20 food pantries, meal programs and school backpack programs in Hancock County. 

“We are seeing higher rates of food insecurity in our community because of the pandemic,” said Rachel Emus, Healthy Acadia Food programs manager. “Members of the Hancock County Food Security Network are working together on this project to ensure that every person in our community has access to nutritious food during this challenging time.”

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