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Week of Action.

Heart of Maine United Way want’s to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the individuals and groups who participated in our 2023 Week of Action! Their time, hard work, and dedication made a lasting impact in our communities!

May 13, 2023

Volunteers from across the Bangor area came together to sort food at the the National Association of Letter Carriers ‘Stamp out Hunger’ Food Drive (NALC). Through the generosity of the Bangor residents, we sorted, weighed, and distributed over 26,000lbs of food to local food pantries! That is more than 22,000 meals that went to those in need within the City limits!

May 22, Heart of Maine United Way kicked off our annual Week of Action.

With the help of community members and partners, we cleaned up Talbot Park in Bangor. May 23-25, we had teams and businesses from our community volunteer their time to tackle projects for local organizations. The projects included activities such as yard work, cleaning up a local camp, and renovating dugouts for a local Little League field. We then ended our Week of Action on a high note with Food Drives at the Bangor, Palmyra and Skowhegan Walmarts. Altogether, we collected 903lbs of food that was distributed to food pantries across our 6 county area. As part of Heart of Maine Week of Action 5 rising juniors and suniors (below) and an advisor from Maine Central Institute assisted with general grounds cleanup and planting at SKILLS in Pittsfield, Maine. The group plans on returning in the Fall to help out with leaves and fall planting.

Please contact us at 207-941-2800 or volunteer@homeunitedway.org with any questions or to get involved. Thank you for all you do across our communities!