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United Way Pantry Project Begins 

The United Way is also doing their part to help out those less fortunate. Today they officially kicked-off the United Way Pantry Project at Oxford Networks in Bangor.Employees there were allowed to wear jeans for the day to encourage people to donate. Businesses all across eastern Maine are taking part by putting up one of the United Way’s traveling shelves.Employees are being asked to bring in non-perishable food items to fill the shelves up.The food will be distributed to local food pantries. The folks at the United Way say this is the time of year when people can tend to forget about the food pantries in the area. “This program runs through April,” says Emma Pope-Welch of the United Way, “the spring is a time when a lot of the pantries experience shortage. Some of the holidays bring in a lot of food and then come the start of the year a lot of the pantries are struggling.”If your business would like to take part in the United Way Pantry Project you can call the United Way at 941-2800.