Our Initiatives

Food Security.

Neighbors United

Neighbors United is not your usual food or supply drive. We work with nonprofits and businesses all over the Heart of Maine to connect those in need of supplies with those willing to donate those supplies. Click here to learn more.

Hancock County Food Drive

Each April, Heart of Maine United Way partners with Healthy Acadia, local businesses, schools and towns to collect food and donations that in turn benefits the food cupboards and pantries of Hancock County. Click here to learn more. 

National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive

Over the last 15+ years, HoMEUW has co-managed the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive in the Bangor area in cooperation with the local NALC postal workers union. NALC is the largest food drive in the United States. HoMEUW supports publicity efforts, volunteer recruitment, and organization leading up to the event, and manages the administrative functions and volunteer management on the day of the event.

FEMA Emergency Food & Shelter Program

HoMEUW administers local FEMA Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) funds to social service agencies in Penobscot County. EFSP funds provide food, shelter, and general assistance to those in need. Click here to learn more.