December food box distributions planned

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Aroostook Agency on Aging has announced upcoming food distributions and other efforts to connect older persons or those who are disabled to a service that will help meet their needs. 

Every week frozen meals are being prepared and packaged for home delivery around the region. On top of that, in partnership with the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and Catholic Charities of ME, USDA commodity food items are distributed monthly in communities throughout northern Maine to persons who have enrolled in the program. 

For those who can leave their home or who have a caregiver or helper 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. 

December distribution events include the following.

Thursday, Dec. 2: Presque Isle, 10-11 a.m. at the Riverside Pavilion parking lot at 19 Riverside Dr. 

Friday, Dec. 3: Caribou, 8-9 a.m. at the parking lot of the Catholic Charities warehouse at 14 Old Van Buren Rd.  

Tuesday, Dec. 7: Houlton, 10-11 a.m. in the parking lot of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church on 110 Military St.  

Wednesday, Dec. 8: Mars Hill, 12:30-1 p.m. in the parking lot of the old high school on 10 ACI St. in Blaine; and Fort Fairfield, 2-2:30 p.m. at the St. Denis Catholic Church parking lot at 143 Main St.  

Thursday, Dec. 9: Fort Kent, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Fort Kent Senior Citizen Center at 20 Pine St.; and Van Buren, 1- 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the American Legion at 117 Washington Ave.

 Persons who are interested in receiving a monthly food box are encouraged to contact the Aroostook Agency on Aging at 764-3396 or 1-800-439-1789 to enroll.

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