Our next pantry visit took us to Union, Maine, in the heart of rural Western Knox County, where we visited our partner Come Spring Food Pantry. We met with volunteer and powerhouse Lorain Francis, who is at the heart of hunger-relief work in Knox County and a Building Advocates Leadership Program mentor. She introduced us to Pantry Manager Tracy Spaulding and a few regular and dedicated volunteers.
Lorain was excited to show us their newly purchased building, freshly painted and recently opened in the summer of 2021. In the spring of 2021, they relocated from the Thompson Community Center to better advance their goals of feeding neighbors with dignity while promoting health, opportunity, and hope.
“We are very excited to be in a great visible location and building where all our neighbors in need can find us, and get both food staples and fresh food in a safe convenient manner. Supporting the area of Western Knox County is critical to help our communities fight food insecurity,” Lorain stated.