It seems impossible to believe that we have done this for 21 years, but on Saturday, March 18th, we will be conducting out 21st  Annual Ton of Pasta event, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.! DJ Fred will be making a special guest appearance and I'll be broadcasting live from the Ellsworth Hannaford.

All the pasta and cash donation that we collect at the Ellsworth Hannaford will be split between the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, and the Bar Harbor Food Pantry

Last year, through your incredible generosity, in Ellsworth alone, between the actual pasta and cash that you dropped off, we collected the equivalent of just over a ton of pasta.

We will have sister stations at the Brewer Hannaford, and the Broadway and Bangor Mall Hannafords in Bangor collecting pasta from 10 a.m., to 1 p.m. on March 18th.

Through the 21 years we have done this, we have been out on some of the coldest days. It is truly amazing to hear stories of listeners who had been on the receiving end of pasta from previous Ton of Pasta Food Drives and are now in a position to help their fellow Mainers. To see little children coming up and putting in pasta on the table or donating a dollar or their contents of their piggy banks warms our hearts.

One year, I hope to hear from the food pantries that they don't need the pasta. This year certainly isn't the case with the electrical bills, the cost of fuel and the rising prices that we are all facing. In fact, this year seems to be one of the years with the greatest need, when you factor in the stoppage of some of the pandemic relief.

I hope that you will be able to come out and support our efforts at the Ellsworth Hannaford and the 21st Annual Ton of Pasta on Saturday, March 18tjh from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.!

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