A central Maine radio station is partnering with the Maine Army National Guard to help Mainers in need this Thanksgiving.
Country station B98.5 is hosting the 14th annual “Tanksgiving Food Drive.” Morning radio personality Randy McCoy will spend the week living in a tent outside Camp Keyes in Augusta and broadcasting live for 98.5 hours.
Folks are encouraged to visit him and drop off non-perishable food items.
Members of the Maine Army National Guard will also be outside of supermarkets all across central Maine collecting food and cash donations. All the food donations will go to The Salvation Army while the cash donations are split between 20 area food banks.
“We raise as much food as possible coming up for the holidays,” McCoy said Tuesday. “It actually ends up lasting the food banks and The Salvation Army through almost June. So they can stock their shelves and help people in the community that don’t have enough food.”
The “Tanksgiving Food Drive” runs through Thursday. The donations will be picked up Friday morning.
Last year they collected more than eight tons of food.