Donate to the Maine Days food drive April 17–24

The Maine Days food drive will accept donations April 17–24, with collection locations in buildings across campus.

The drive will be conducted in lieu of the Maine Day Meal Packout. The food collected will be distributed to food banks across several counties in Maine, as well as to the Black Bear Exchange. Sign up for a collection box via online form by April 12, or by contacting Melissa Ladenheim,

The UMaine Honors College is spearheading collection efforts. The goal is to collect 7,500 pounds of donated food. 

“While we have had to reenvision what our traditional Maine Day service event is, the Honors College and students across campus are still very passionate about food security and wanted to make sure we continued this important work — even if it looks a little different from our beloved Maine Day Meal Packout. We believe and know this Maine Days Food Drive will have a great impact on the local and larger Maine community, and hope everyone who can contribute toward this effort joins us in this,” says Mikayla Reynolds, Honors College student and one of the student coordinators of the Maine Days food drive.

Additionally, UMaine Athletics will collect food at the April 22 baseball double header from noon–6 p.m.

Food will be packed for distribution on April 26.