BANGOR – Hunger is an issue that continues to affect our region and state as a whole. A new partnership in Bangor is cracking down on the issue by providing food to the people who need it most.
On a weekly basis staff members at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center prepare and serve more than 20,000 meals to its patients, visitors, and guests. But what happens when they make too much?
“What’s really exciting is that our staff identified this opportunity through relationships they have within the community,” said Northern Light EMMC Senior Vice President Marc D. Edelman.
Through a partnership with the Hope House Health and Living Center in Bangor, Northern Light EMMC is donating leftover food to feed those helped by the Hope House.
“It helps us sustain throughout some times when we don’t have a lot of food,” said Hope House Manager of Operations and Community Affairs Bruce Hews.
He says Hope House serves more than 1,100 meals a week, so any help goes a long way.
“We’re just so excited we could partner with Hope House and help benefit the community,” said Edelman. “This is an organization where we all live within our community.”
Hope House collaborates with many different organizations for help with food. Hews says they’re excited about this latest partnership.
“As long as we have leftovers, Hope House and this relationship will continue to benefit,” said Edelman.
For more information about the Hope House Health Center and its services, you can visit hopehouse.pchc.com.