Governor LePage and First Lady to Host 8th Annual Blaine House Food Drive

October 23, 2018

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA €“ The First Family invites the public to visit the Blaine House for the eighth year in a row to assist fellow Mainers who are food insecure. 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 year's food drives will take place on Sunday, November 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Saturday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. Mainers will have an opportunity to bring a food donation, take a tour of the Blaine House led by Governor LePage and enjoy light refreshments.

"Our family has been blessed, and we have appreciated this opportunity to give back in a meaningful way each year of my time in office," 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. As Governor, I have seen how generous the Maine people are and we thank them for their support of their neighbors in need."

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.