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

April 20, 2017

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – The Blaine House will be open to the public on Saturday for a food drive in an effort to help fellow Mainers who are less fortunate.

In 2011, Governor Paul R. LePage and First Lady Ann M. LePage began the food drive to collect non-perishable items to stock pantries and shelters across the state. Since then, thousands of pounds of food has been collected and distributed to Maine families.

Mainers will have an opportunity to bring a food donation, receive a tour of the Blaine House led by Governor LePage and enjoy light refreshments.

“Our family has been blessed, and this is our opportunity to give back in a very meaningful way,” said Governor LePage. “It is heartwarming to see our neighbors, friends, co-workers, students and various groups like the Boy and Girl Scouts dropping off donations year after year. Mainers are generous people, and in times of need we come together for a greater cause.”

The Good Shepherd Food-Bank will accept all donations brought to the Blaine House. Good Shepherd Food-Bank will determine which communities need the food most and distribute the donations.

Doors will be open at the Blaine House between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday.