OLD TOWN – The city’s second annual food drive is winding down, with the big push for it coming this weekend.

The community food drive benefits local food pantries. All items collected will stay in Old Town. Food for the drive may be left off at drop boxes during regular business hours in the following city buildings: city hall, the library, the public safety building, the Herbert Sargent Community Center, the transfer station, the pollution control facility, and the water district office. Donations also can be dropped off at the Old Town-Orono YMCA, Old Town High School, the Leonard Middle School, and Old Town Elementary School.

The big day for the drive is this Saturday, when volunteers will be at Hannaford from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. collecting items. In addition to food, anyone wishing to donate cash or a check can do so as well, cash will be used to purchase nonperishable food items to add to the final delivery. Anyone with a check question is asked to contact City Assessor Travis Roy at troy@old-town.org.

The goal this year is to exceed last year’s drive, which brought in 4,000 pounds of food.

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