We always think of food cupboards over the holidays, because we want everyone to have a delicious meal. But this time of year, the demand for help increases. So your donations are greatly needed!

The weather is getting colder every day. And Maine families are forced to make some tough decisions. Do they pay to heat the house or buy food? That's a decision no one should have to make. Both are essential in our state.

Local food cupboards work hard to ease the burden for these folks. But they can't do it without your help! Making a food donation will ensure that a family in your community gets one more good meal. That a child gets their vegetables, when they might otherwise go without. Plus, it's a great way to teach your children the importance of giving!

To find a food pantry near you, you can log onto the Maine Food Pantry website, or call your local town office. And next time you're shopping, take a look around the grocery store. You just might find a donation box. Maine is made of caring citizens who watch out for each other. Your simple donation will make you feel great and be greatly appreciated by someone else!