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

November 12, 2015

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – The First Family invites the public to visit the Blaine House on Saturday in an effort to help fellow Mainers who are less fortunate. Since Governor Paul R. LePage and First Lady Ann M. LePage began the Blaine House 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 the Annual Blaine House Food Drive is one of the ways we are able to do that.”

The food drive will take place Saturday, November 14. Mainers are encouraged to bring food donations, 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 distribute the donations to needy communities.

Doors will be open at the Blaine House between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.