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St. Joseph Hospital Donates Food 

St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor donated a truck full of food to the Emmaus Homeless Shelter in Ellsworth.The hospital has been collecting food for about a month.Employees made generous contributions of canned and dry goods, some even donated money to the cause.They chose to support the Ellsworth Shelter because it’s the only family shelter in the area.Organizers at Emmaus say the demand for food in the past few months has been high, and they’ve had trouble keeping up with it.They estimate they’ve fed about 400 families in just the first quarter of the year.Sister Lucille MacDonald says, “When people are trying to pay their rent, fuel, whatever, the demand for food has been the last thing that people take care of, so we’re very very greatful this is just wonderful.”Organizers say there is a need right now for paper products, like toilet paper, that can’t be bought with food stamps.The shelter is holding a major fund raiser on April 26th, it’s called Springfest.They’ll have food, entertainment, and an auction. It will be at the Acadia Christian School.For more information call them at 667-3962.