BELFAST — Members of the Waldo County YMCA spent Saturday outside the Belfast Hannaford to fill their bus with food donations.
The food drive had been going on all week.
“We wanted to help out and stock them up and we’ve had a tremendous support so far of over 100 pounds that we collected from local businesses and then we’re trying to involve individuals right now,” Waldo County YMCA CEO Russell Werkman said.
They also collected more than $1,500 dollars in monetary donations from this food drive, with all of the proceeds going to the Belfast, Searsport and Mount View School districts.
Werkman also added that for the past few months the YMCA has hosted food drives for specific Waldo County school districts and he expected that to continue.
“So we started about three months ago. Three or four months ago and we’ve been doing it monthly and we expect to do it at least through the pandemic but probably forever. It’s been a great way to reach out to the community,” he said.
And he said that makes him and the YCMA volunteers feel gratified that they’re able to help the community.
“I think one of the things that’s really powerful about the Y is that we feel like we’re part of this community and it says on the bus, ‘It’s a great place to belong’ and I‘d say the same thing about Waldo County,” Werkman said.