Community food box distributions planned

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Aroostook Agency on Aging can connect older persons or those who are disabled to a service that will help meet their nutrition needs, including monthly distribution of commodity food items.

The next distribution is this week, which the agency undertakes in partnership with the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and Catholic Charities of  ME. The nutritious USDA food items are distributed monthly in communities throughout northern Maine to qualifying persons who have enrolled in the program. 

For those who can leave their home or who have caregivers or helpers who can run errands, food box distributions are set up in towns throughout northern Maine on a monthly basis. Efforts are made to keep  the time of month and the locations of these events consistent. If the schedule is changed, staff and volunteers with the Aroostook Agency on Aging make telephone calls to nutrition recipients and their care partners with updated information. 

Persons who are interested in receiving a monthly food box are encouraged to call the agency office at 764-3396 or 1-800-439-1789 to enroll. 

June distribution events include the following:

Wednesday, June 2

Fort Fairfield, 2-2:30 p.m. at the St. Denis Catholic Church parking lot at 143 Main St.

Mars Hill, 12:30-1 p.m. in the parking lot of the old high school on 10 ACI St. in Blaine.

Thursday, June 3

Fort Kent, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Fort Kent Senior Citizen Center at 20 Pine St.

Van Buren, 1 -1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the American Legion at 117 Washington Ave.

Presque Isle, 10-11 a.m. at the Riverside Pavilion farmers’ market parking lot at 19 Riverside Dr.

Friday, June 4

Caribou, 8-9 a.m. at the  parking lot of the Catholic Charities warehouse at 14 Old Van Buren Rd.

For a full list of monthly distribution times and locations, or to find out more about home-delivered meals,  contact the Agency on Aging at 207-764-3396 or toll free at 800-439-1789.

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