Volunteers sought for annual Heroes 4 Hunger holiday food box projects

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BELFAST — It’s that time of year again! Waldo Community Action Partners’ Heroes 4 Hunger program has been hard at work planning and fundraising for one of Waldo County’s largest annual collaborative efforts — its Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Box Projects.

Soon, the Troy A. Howard Middle School gymnasium in Belfast will be filled with enough food to feed nearly 1,000 households in Waldo County for Thanksgiving.

WCAP Heroes 4 Hunger invites you and your family, friends, and neighbors to join them again this year in bringing a little added cheer to the community this holiday season.

It takes more than 250 volunteers to help pack and deliver the 36 tons of food that the project brings to the community each year.

The date of the Thanksgiving food box assembly is Saturday, Nov. 17, at Troy A. Howard Middle School in Belfast, at 6 a.m.

The Christmas food box assembly will be Saturday, Dec. 15, at 6 a.m., at Troy A. Howard Middle School.

The food for this project is supported 100 percent by the donations of those in the community. The project would not happen without these donations, according to a WCAP news release. Sponsor a family for the holidays for $25. This will buy a box of food with a turkey and enough fixings to feed a large household.

In a store, the equivalent would cost a family almost $40 — money that could be put toward fuel or other critical end-of-year needs, according to the release.

All donations are put entirely toward food to fill the boxes.

Donations can be sent to WCAP Heroes 4 Hunger Thanksgiving Food Box Project, P.O. Box 130, Belfast, ME 04915 or dropped off to Suite 201 at the Belfast Center in Belfast on 9 Field Street.

Donations may also be made online at www.waldocap.org.

For questions or more information, contact Amanda Simmons at 338-6809 ext. 119 or asimmons@waldocap.org.

Event Dates: 
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 6:00am
Sat, 12/15/2018 - 6:00am