Community Food Distribution Scheme


Getting good food and nutrition is something all people need to stay healthy and happy. Whether it’s a meal at a dining center, one delivered to your home, or a stationary item on the shelf to help extend your monthly food budget, staff at Aroostook Aging Agency can connect seniors or people with disabilities with a service that will help meet their needs.

near the island of Maine – Getting good food and nutrition is something all people need to stay healthy and happy. Whether it’s a meal at a dining center, one delivered to your home, or a stationary item on the shelf to help extend your monthly food budget, staff at Aroostook Aging Agency can connect seniors or people with disabilities with a service that will help meet their needs.

Each week, frozen meals are prepared and packaged for delivery to homes across the region. Furthermore, in partnership with the Complementary Food Program for Commodities and Catholic Charities in the Middle East, efforts are being made to improve the health of eligible persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods. Commodity food items are distributed monthly in communities across northern Maine to people who have enrolled in the program.

Thanks to the hard work of people who take care of their neighbours, efforts to reduce hunger continue every month and nutritional food is delivered to the elderly and others who cannot leave their homes to shop on their own.

For those who can leave their homes or who have a caregiver or assistant who can run errands, food boxes are distributed in cities across northern Maine on a monthly basis. Efforts are made to keep the time of month and locations of these events consistent. If the schedule changes, staff and volunteers at Aroostook on Aging phone calls to nutrition recipients and their care partners with updated information.

People interested in obtaining a monthly lunch box are encouraged to call our office at 207-764-3396 or 1-800-439-1789 to register. Upcoming distribution events for January include:

Wednesday January 5:

March Hill – Regular distribution of the Basic Commodity Lunch Program takes place from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the old high school parking lot on 10 ACI Street in Blaine. To register for this program, please contact the Aroostook Agency on Aging at 207-764-3396/1-800-439-1789.

Fort Fairfield – Regular Seniors Food Distribution takes place from 2 to 2:30 p.m. in the Saint-Denis Catholic Church parking lot at 143 Main Street. To register for this program, please contact the Aroostook Agency on Aging at 207-764-3396/1-800-439-1789.

Thursday, January 6:

most island – Regular distribution of the Senior Food Commodity Program takes place from 10-11 a.m. in the Pavilion Farmers Market parking lot at 19 Riverside Drive. To register for this program, please contact the Aroostook Agency on Aging at 207-764-3396/1-800-439-1789.

fort kent – Regular distribution of Seniors Program food takes place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Fort Kent Senior Center at 20 Pine Street. To register for this program, please contact the Aroostook Agency on Aging at 207-764-3396/1-800-439-1789.

from the neighbors – Regular distribution of the Senior Food Program takes place from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in the American Legion parking lot at 117 Washington Avenue. To register for this program, please contact the Aroostook Agency on Aging at 207-764-3396/1-800-439-1789.

Friday 7 January:

caribou – Regular distribution of the Senior Food Commodity Program takes place from 8 to 9 a.m. in the car park of the Catholic Charities Depot at 14 Old Van Buren Road. To register for this program, please contact the Aroostook Agency on Aging at 207-764-3396/1-800-439-1789.

The mission of the Aroostook Agency on Aging is to improve the quality of life and enhance the well-being of the elderly in our communities. Since 1973, the agency has served as a resource that helps people access information and services, while also advocating to ensure that the rights we all value are respected.

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