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

November 2, 2017

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 02, 2017
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – The First Family invites the public to visit the Blaine House on Saturday to assist fellow Mainers who are food insecure. Since Governor Paul R. LePage and First Lady Ann LePage began the food drive in 2011, they have collected thousands of pounds of food for pantries and shelters across Maine.

The last food drive of the season takes place this Saturday, November 4. Mainers will have an opportunity to bring a food donation, take a tour of the Blaine House led personally by Governor LePage and enjoy light refreshments.

“Our family has been blessed, and we appreciate this opportunity to give back in a 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, whether it is food insecurity during the holidays or a natural disaster.”

The Good Shepherd Food Bank will accept all donations brought to the Blaine House. The Good Shepherd Food Bank will distribute the donations to the communities they have identified as most in need.

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