Governor LePage and First Lady to Host 5th Annual Blaine House Food Drive

November 5, 2015

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – The First Family invites the public to visit the Blaine House once again this year in an effort to help fellow Mainers who are less fortunate. Since Governor Paul R. LePage and First Lady Ann M. LePage began the food drive in 2011, they have collected thousands of pounds of food for pantries and shelters across Maine.

“This provides us an opportunity to open the Blaine House to visitors and share the history of the house while collecting food for those who need a helping hand in our communities,” said Governor LePage. “It’s important the First Lady and I give back to the people of Maine and this is one of the ways we are able to do that.”

This year’s food drives will take place on two consecutive Saturdays: November 7 and 14. Mainers will have an opportunity to bring a food donation, get a tour of the Blaine House led by Governor LePage and enjoy light refreshments.

The Good Shepherd Food-Bank will accept all donations brought to the Blaine House. Good Shepherd Food-Bank will determine the communities that need the food most and distribute the donations. Doors will be open at the Blaine House between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each Saturday.