Traveling Shelves to Aid Food Pantries 

The United Way of Eastern Maine is making it a little easier for folks to help their neighbors in need.Beginning Tuesday and right through April, traveling shelves will be visiting businesses in Eastern Maine.It’s part of “The Pantry Project.”The shelves will go up at designated businesses for a month.Workers and customers place upon them non-perishable foods for the Good Shepard Food Bank.This month, the shelves can be found at the Bangor Y, Camden National Bank, Hollywood Slots, Sam’s Club and The United Way office in Bangor. “14% of Maine families are actually facing hunger or at risk of facing hunger,” says Emma Pope-Welch of the United Way of Eastern Maine. “And, we’re trying to help out those pantries that at this time of year, sometimes experience a shortage.”The kick off for “The Pantry Project” will take place Tuesday morning at Sam’s Club in Bangor.For information on how to get involved, call the United Way of Eastern Maine at 941-2800 or log onto