University of Maine at Augusta Bangor Students Collect Pet Food and Supplies 

A lot of people donate food and necessities to people this time of year, but pets need some help too. Students in the Cornerstone program at the University of Maine at Augusta in Bangor are collecting pet food and supplies. The donations will go to the Furry Friends Food Bank, a program run by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging. The donations will help elderly Mainers take care of their pets. “If they can’t feed their pets they will go hungry to provide that food for their animals so it’s a very important things to consider during the holiday season,” says Lead Peer Mentor, Lily Stevens.”We have a need year-round, the need never goes away,” added Program Director of the food bank, Ken Banks. “We’re always running behind and there’s always local seniors in the area that really need our help but it gets worse this time of year.”The pet food drive continues through next Thursday.You can drop off donations at any building on the University of Maine at Augusta Bangor campus on Texas Avenue. You can also donate by calling Eastern Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-432-7812.