BREWER — A 9-year-old student at Brewer Community School is raising money to buy snacks for his classmates in need.
Dorian Pillsbury, also known as “D-Max Merch,” noticed a majority of his friends didn’t have something to munch on during snack time at school.
Pillsbury said since students can only receive free breakfast and lunch, he’s decided to make food insecurity in kids his main focus.
“Usually, they have a small bucket for the kids who don’t have snacks,” he said. “It makes me feel sad, so that’s why I want to help the community by giving them snacks.”
During the pandemic, Pillsbury said they’ve partnered with United Way of Eastern Maine, Subway and others to help reduce the statistic of hungry kids in Maine.
To kick off the school year, he said an apple cider stand will be held at Tiller & Rye this weekend to raise money for the Brewer Community School.
Sarah Morneault, the owner of Tiller & Rye, said his efforts are truly inspiring.
“We didn’t realize there was a shortage. At the Brewer Community School until Dorian bought it to our attention that there was a snack shortage. Meals were provided but there was a hole left he was trying to fill,” said Morneault.
Morneault said for the rest of the month, all apple cider sales will be donated to the Brewer Community School.
Pillsbury’s apple cider stand will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.on Saturday.