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For more than 90 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has worked with Maine volunteers to offer community-driven, research-based educational programs in every county. Our annual report features highlights  of recent accomplishments and the difference we make in the lives of Maine citizens and their communities.

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Thank you Hancock County! 

5th Annual County Food Drive

The 2016 County Food Drive was a huge success!  This was the fifth year for the month long event that helps to fill the shelves of 10 food pantries and 6 meal sites all across Hancock County.  In addition, with the help of Sponsors and donations, all matching funds raised were divided evenly between the participating food pantries and meal sites across Hancock County.  For more details about this years event, visit the Healthy Acadia website:  2016 County Food Drive Info

To get involved in the 2017 Hancock County Food Drive, contact Emily Herwerden at 667-7171 or

What do food pantries need?

  • Food pantries need nutritious, non-perishable foods such as:
  • whole grain pasta
  • whole grain rice
  • healthy soups
  • canned vegetables
  • canned tuna and meats
  • peanut butter
  • low-sugar, whole grain cereal
  • low-sugar canned fruit

Please be sure to check expiration dates on any items you plan to donate.

To make a financial contribution to the 2017 Hancock County Food Drive, please make checks payable to United Way of Eastern Maine, and write “2017 Hancock County Food Drive” in the memo line. Checks may be sent to:

Attn: Hancock County Food Drive
United Way of Eastern Maine
700 Main Street, Suite 1
Bangor, ME 04401

Where can you donate food items?  Here is a list of   participating Food Collection Sites, Business Sponsors, and Participating Food Pantries.

For more information call:  207.667.7171