This Saturday is the 19th Annual Ton-0-Pasta Food Drive. Amazing how time flies. Some are reading this and thinking “My Mom took me to the grocery store when I was a kid and I remember her dropping off a box or two of pasta. And now I do the same thing.”

Yes once again this Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., our cluster of radio stations will be at area Hannaford Supermarkets, collecting pasta for area food banks. This is a tough time of the year for the food banks, but it is also a time of the year when the need is great. Especially this year.

The reason it is pasta that we collect is because it is a very economical way to feed more people. A family of four can get a meal out of one box of pasta. Plus it’s not costly for you, our donors. Maybe life has been okay for you this year, except of course for the pandemic, and you can afford a few boxes of pasta and sauce to go along with it. For that, many are grateful.

Q106.5’s Cindy Campbell, Paul Wolfe and Scott Miller will be at Hannaford’s in Brewer. We’re hoping to have a table both inside and outside the store. All the pasta we collect at that location will benefit the Brewer Food Pantry and Penquis.

If the Brewer Hannaford’s isn’t near you, our Townsquare Media Bangor stations will be at Hannaford’s Airport Mall in Bangor, at Hannaford’s on Broadway in Bangor, and at Hannaford’s in Ellsworth. If that is more convenient for you, go for it. And thank you.

All pasta collected will remain in the area it was collected. Each location’s collected pasta goes to different Food Banks. The only thing we ask that you do if you are dropping off pasta to one of these Hannaford’s locations is tell them Q106.5 sent you. It used to be a bigger competition between the stations in amount of each collection, so maybe you mentioning Q106.5 will get them fired up. In a good way of course. And thank you in advance for the good that you will do this Saturday.

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