Hannaford’s policy change puts Aroostook’s food storage at risk

HOULTON, Maine — Mary Beth Foley, director of the Halton-based facility, said the Southern Aroostook Food Pantry was forced to close when food donated by Hannaford was no longer available. said there is a possibility

“A lot of people will be confused,” said Debra Hopewell, who in recent years has been delivering food boxes from the pantry to families in areas without transportation.

The Southern Aroostook Food Pantry, which serves over 400 households twice a month, has worked with Hannaford for 16 years. Foley is deeply concerned about his family. She worries that food banks in the rest of the region will not be able to cope with the flooded food once the pantry is closed. She said the facility is trying to continue supplying remaining supplies to families in the area.

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