WALDO COUNTY– The food box distribution is a federal monthly farm to food program by the USDA in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With an evident lack of food and resources, Maine residents are welcome to these accessible foods like fruits and vegetables.
The food box distribution is in a COVID friendly environment set up in a drive-through formation so residents can grab their box of produce without having to come too close in contact with others.
Earlier this morning, food boxes were offered at Mount View High school in courtesy of Native Maine Produce of Southern Maine.
Local volunteers could lend a helping hand in efforts to help relieve pressures when it comes to food shortage.
Mary Leaming, a Waldo County Bounty representative says, “we give out about 1,400 boxes each distribution to any community member.”
Not only did local residents volunteer to help, but law enforcement officials were there to lend a helping hand.
Daniel Menard, a lieutenant at the Waldo County Sheriff’s department says, “basically today we are giving out boxes of food to families to support the community, from our point of view we are interacting with the community and brining good to the community.”
Anyone is welcome to this food and there are no requirements or sign up fees necessary in order to qualify.
There will be another food box distribution in two weeks from today inn Belfast.