Thanks to the community we collected just over 2000 pounds, 1 ton, in Ellsworth at the Hannaford on Saturday, February 10th! When you consider that 1 pound of pasta will feed a family of 4, that means 8000 meals were collected!

I have said it over and over, Mainers take care of Mainers and it is never more evident when we do an event like this! All the pasta collected was given to three food pantries/shelters serving Hancock County - Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, the Emmaus Shelter and Bar Harbor Food Pantry.

It is always amazing when we do the Ton of Pasta to talk to people in the community. This year was no exception! Every pound of pasta we receive is special, but this year we have to give a special shoutout to Mrs. Schroeder's 4th Grade Class at the Pemetic School in Southwest Harbor. They donated 85 pounds!

One thing we found out was that the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry has a huge need for baby food! They are serving 150 infants in Hancock County.

The shelves were bare prior to the event. If you weren't able to donate during our event today, please give when you can. The Ellsworth Hannaford has a box set up that you can donate to Loaves and Fishes when you shop.

The next organized food drive will be in March with the Hancock County Food Drive.