One of the great things about living in Aroostook County is that people really come together and help out in a time of need. People put their differences aside to help out for the good of the community. It's endearing really.

Two Aroostook County hospitals have joined forces to help Feed the County. The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle and Cary Medical Center in Caribou have come together to help replenish area food pantries this month.

The Hospitals Against Hunger Food Drive will kick off this Saturday, May 10th, and continue for two weeks, with more than a dozen drop-off locations and events planned in central Aroostook where non-perishable food item donations will be accepted.

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In addition to all TAMC, Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services locations, several area grocery stores and Aroostook Savings and Loan branches have joined in the effort and will accept donations to support the Hospitals Against Hunger Food Drive.

Locations and events where non-perishable food items will be collected as part of the Feed The County Hospitals Against Hunger Food Drive are as follows:

Presque Isle: Aroostook Savings and Loan, County Dialysis Center, County Physical Therapy, Graves Shop n’ Save, North Street Healthcare, Pines Presque Isle Family Health Center, Star City IGA and TAMC’s A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital.

 Mars Hill: Aroostook Health Center in Mars Hill, Mars Hill IGA and TAMC’s Mars Hill Health Center.

Fort Fairfield: Hillside IGA, Kimball Community Health Center and TAMC’s Fort Fairfield Health Center.

Easton: Country Farms Market.

Caribou: Aroostook Savings and Loan, Cary Medical Center, County Physical Therapy, Paradis Shop-n-Save, Pines Caribou Health Center and TAMC’s Caribou Health Center.

Van Buren: Pines St. John Valley Health Center.

Washburn: Country Farms Market and Pines Washburn Health Center.

Food Donation Drop Off Events:

  • Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast - Saturday, May 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Food Drive: Help Build the Wall of Cereal - Thursday, May 15th from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
  • Aging Well, Living Well Senior Expo at NMCC - Tuesday, May 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The final day of the food drive will be on Friday, May 23rd, when items from all locations are collected and delivered to Catholic Charities in Caribou.  All of the donated food will be weighed and the number of pounds of donated food announced to the community.

Help out if you can!