Tax Preparer Offers Break on Taxes in Exchange for Food 

A local tax preparer wants to give folks a break on their taxes, while helping others in need. H&R Block is collecting food for Manna Ministries in Bangor. Anyone who brings in a donation to one of the three locations in Bangor and Brewer will receive $25 off their tax preparation fees.This is the first year for the food drive. Organizers say they know the economy is hurting a lot of people and they hope giving a donation to Manna will make difference. Office manager Stacey Hussey says, “Some of the things they need are cereals, kids snacks, canned meats – like canned spaghetti-o’s or canned spaghetti. Things of that nature. Basically non-perishable goods that they can hand out.”Again, taxpayers can visit one of the three H&R Blocks in the area to get in on the deal.You’ll find them in Bangor at 15 Perkins Street and inside Sears, at the Bangor Mall. They’re also in the Twin City Plaza in Brewer. The offer runs until the last day of tax season, April 15th.