United Way Kicks Off Food Pantry Project 

United Way of Eastern Maine is hoping to collect 12-thousand pounds of food in the fight against hunger.They kicked off their annual food pantry collection at Hollywood Slots in Bangor.According to the group, one out of six families in the state are food insecure, meaning they don’t know where their next meal will come from.Hollywood Slots is encouraging its guests to take part in the effort with a giant snow-can, a snowman made out of canned soup.The display is made out of nine hundred pounds of food that will be donated to the project.The donations will be given to food pantries in five counties including the Good Shepherd Food Bank.”It’s really been an eye opening situation to see the statistics but also very heart warming to know that this is a problem that is solveable, it doesn’t have to exist but it’s going to take all of us in whatever way we can to help,” says Melissa Huston with Good Shepherd.If you’d like to donate, you can contact United Way of Eastern Maine at 941-2800.