Local food hub announces $10,000 matching gift campaign to offset surge in demand in Piscataquis County

DOVER-FOXCROFT – Piscataquis Regional Food Center announces a new funding initiative in response to a 200 percent rise in program registration in the first year. An anonymous donor has agreed to match all donations up to $10,000 this summer.

PRFC is looking for 100 local individuals, businesses, and organizations to join the Maine  Highlands Hunger Fighters to help the agency respond to the overwhelming need for food in  Piscataquis County. 

“The need for food assistance is always higher in the summer, when families struggle to  replace free school meals,” said Piscataquis Regional Food Center Executive Director Kelly  Sirimoglu.  

The Food Center in Dover Foxcroft has experienced a 200 percent increase in program  participation in one year, with more than 600 households registered to shop in the Food  Center’s marketplace.  

“The need in our community continues to grow and food prices continue to climb,” Sirimoglu continued. “the opportunity to match donations dollar for dollar means that  every donation has twice the impact, and will help the Food Center continue our mission to provide access to healthy and nutritious food.” 

PRFC, located in Dover Foxcroft, serves low-income residents of Piscataquis, Penobscot, and Somerset counties through the Food Center marketplace and home  deliveries. To schedule a shopping appointment, or to volunteer, please contact them by  phone at 207-802-8230. 

Piscataquis Regional Food Center, founded in 2017 is a 501c3 nonprofit in Dover Foxcroft, and is an equal opportunity employer. PRFC’s mission is to connect people with sources of healthy food and stimulate the regional agricultural economy.

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