Cupboards Nearly Bare at Bangor Food Bank for Pets 

The cupboards are nearly bare at a local food pantry that helps keep pets fed. The Furry Friends Food Bank is a program run by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging in Bangor.It offers pet food to low-income seniors, so they can afford to keep their animals in their homes. Organizers say these days donations are passed out almost as quickly as they come in. Right now they have about 400 pet owners they’re helping on a regular basis.Rob Crone, the Director of Nutrition and Auxilary Services, says, “One of the problems is they’ll give their animal their own food before they let it go hungry. So it not only hurts the animal not getting fed right, it hurts the owner, the person, because they’re not getting good nutrition because they’re giving up part of their meal.”The food bank is most in need of dry cat food, but organizers will take any donations they can get. You can drop them off at the Eastern Area Agency at 450 Essex Street in Bangor. They’re open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also make a financial donation by logging on to and clicking the Donate Now button.