Our Mission is to improve food security in the Piscataquis Region by connecting people with sources of healthy food.

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76 North St. / PO Box 264

Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426-1041

P: (207)343-0171 or (207)802-8230

E: info@prfoodcenter.org

Donate to FarmShare For Homebound Seniors and Be Entered To Win a $150 Prize Pack!!

For the past few months we've been working to solicit donations for FarmShare For Homebound Seniors and we still need your help! This month, if you donate $50 (one share for a senior!) you will be entered to win a prize pack worth $150! The prize pack includes: $50 Center Theatre Family Membership $50 Grocery Gift Card $25 Butterfields Gift Card Whoopie Pie Festival Swag A Piscataquis Healthy Food For All Collapsible Canvas Shopping Bag Please help us help homebound seniors in our county get access to fresh produce they need and deserve. Click here to learn more about the program and to donate!

Sodium - How does it affect our body?

Did you know that most Americans consume an excessive amount of sodium on a daily basis? The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300mg of sodium per day which equates to 1 teaspoon of salt. The average American consumes a whopping 3,400mg of sodium every single day. So, how does that affect our body and how it functions? Too much sodium in your body causes water retention making your body pump more blood and as a result puts you at an increased risk for high blood pressure. Symptoms of high blood pressure are not always easily identifiable, making it known as the "silent killer". It's a major risk factor of heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. Excess sodium i

Heart Healthy Eating

A heart healthy eating plan may help to reduce unhealthy blood cholesterol levels, help to manage high blood pressure and may be used as a prevention mechanism to lower overall risk for heart disease. As with any healthy eating plan, eating a balanced diet of whole grains, lots of fruits and vegetables and lean proteins is essential. Stick to a whole foods based diet, limiting your intake of processed foods. The more often we can choose heart-healthy fats, the better. Think polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. In place of saturated fats, these unsaturated fats may help to lower cholesterol level. Saturated fat is found in animal-based foods. Your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) chole

Happy National Nutrition Month!

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? Each year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics launches an educational campaign focused on the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy habits. This year Piscataquis Healthy Food For All is jumping on the bandwagon and will be posting nutrtition information and helpful tips and tricks all month long! Keep any eye out during Salt Awareness Week (March 20th-26th), we've got a lot of exciting stuff planned.