BANGOR - Local agencies are partnering up again this year to collect food for those in need.
The 5th annual United Way Pantry Project kicked off today at Hollywood Casino in Bangor. The United Way is aiming to collect 6,000 pounds of food between now and the end of April, to help hungry residents during Maine's coldest months.
Each December, local artist Allison Strange assembles a holiday-themed sculpture made entirely from the canned goods. The sculpture is then donated by Hollywood Casino to kick off the project.
Non-perishables and personal hygiene items are the most needed goods this year.
Businesses looking to participate can contact the United Way of Eastern Maine by calling 941-2800 extension 254.