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Fenceviewer Reports on Cooperative Extension Food Drive Success

Fenceviewer, the community news and information website for Maine’s Hancock County, carried an article about the countywide food drive organized by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Washington Hancock Community Agency.

Organizers called the drive a success after collecting 12,350 items.

Fenceviewer talked to Marjorie Peronto, educator at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Hancock County, about the extension’s involvement in the drive.

Peronto Cited in WABI Story on Hancock County Food Drive

WABI (Channel 5) cited Marjorie Peronto, educator at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Hancock County, in a story about a countywide food drive. The drive, which started at the beginning of March and had contributions from over 120 businesses, schools and churches, ends April 3. Peronto spoke about March being a “dry month for food pantries” and said “it’s a good time for us to try to restore their shelves.”


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Cooperative Extension: Food & Health
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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