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

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Things are moving at breakneck speed here at PRFC. Not only do we a new office with brand new heat pumps--Thank You Dave’s World!--and doors, we also have a new refrigerated van! Thank you to Good Shepherd Food Bank for providing us this beautiful refrigerated van! This takes our motto #WeGetFoodMoving to a whole new level. As we continue our remodel and get closer to our full mission of working with farms and expanding our hunger relief programming, this van will be instrumental in helping us achieve those goals. We have already had the chance to take it for a test drive! A local farm contacted us about an overabundance of butternut squash they wanted to harvest and donate before a frost

#Thankful for the Bowerbank Fire Dept.

For our final #ThankfulThursday of November, we wanted to give a huge public thank you to Chuck Wasel and his partners and members of the Bowerbank Fire Department. This group of caring individuals gave up an evening with family to do some serious demolition to our warehouse and prepare it for insulation and remodeling. This group managed to get done in just a few hours what it would have taken our intrepid Building Manager Steve Grammont weeks if not more to complete. In the words of John Heywood, “Many hands make light work”, and in this case it lightened the workload for Steve and you could hear the laughter and camaraderie from this group of volunteers all through the evening at the war

Thankful to be Giving

Word about our work is getting around fast! Our building isn't up to capacity yet and we are overflowing with gleaned produce for the food cupboards! What is gleaned produce? Gleaning is the act of gathering grains or produce left behind after a harvest. We had some local farms, including Stutzman's Farm Stand and Brick Oven Cafe as well as Moss Flower Farm, contact us about gleaned produce they wanted to donate to our local food cupboards. Thanks to their generosity plus a few others we have over 1,000 lbs of butternut squash and potatoes, as well as 24 crates of apples. This produce will be distributed to the Dover Foxcroft Area Food Cupboard, Unitarian Universalist Church Food Cupboa

Interview with Whitney

For National Diabetes Awareness Month, we would like to introduce you to Whitney Gould-Cookson, MS,RD, LD As a dietitian, she knows her stuff when it comes to diabetes and nutrition. Let’s talk! Q: So, Whitney, why is nutrition so important to diabetes? A: That is a great question. Nutrition is important to diabetes because it can help control your blood sugar, which is a main goal for people with diabetes. What we’re putting into our bodies breaks down and it’s carbohydrates (carbs), it turns to sugar in your body, so what you are eating does have a key role in diabetes. Q: Do you have any stats on the number of people in our area have diabetes? A: I looked that up before I came here to

10 Tips for Eating Well With Diabetes

Eating well is so important whether you have diabetes or not. Here is an article I found on WebMD that has some really good tips on how to eat well and I wanted to share it with you all for this week's #TipTuesday segment. Do YOU have any tips you would like to share with us? #TipTuesday #Diabetes #Nutrition

Amy's Diabetes Blog

Diabetes stinks. (Literally. Insulin smells like cheap band aids) I found out I had diabetes when I was 20. It takes a toll. You get sick, you get tired, you get what I call “diabetes burn out”. All the testing, carrying around all your supplies wherever you go, doctor appointments, counting carbs… it can be a lot to deal with. I honestly wouldn’t wish diabetes on my worst enemy. Diabetes is something you carry around with you every day. You can have a good life with it, though. Taking care of yourself is key. It is not something I have done consistently, though, and I have to deal with the consequences. It’s a personal journey I have been on for all these years, and it is something I

Thankful Thursday

It's November, Thanksgiving month, and a time for a lot of us to reflect on the things to be grateful for and we couldn't help but jumping on the bandwagon! The next 4 Thursday's we are going to talk about what we are grateful for. We need to start with Dave's World of Dover-Foxcroft. The installation crew came in and worked tirelessly to install 8! yes 8 heat pumps to the warehouse and our offices to keep us toasty warm this winter. As the weather has begun to change, we could not be more grateful to have warm offices to work in. While the entire installation crew is not pictured (we had some camera shy guys) their professionalism and dedication to doing the best job was greatly apprecia

Pre-diabetes?

Are you one of the over 80 million people in the U.S. who has or is at risk for pre-diabetes? What does that even mean? Here is a great article from Diabetes Self Management magazine about what you should know about the condition.

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Most of us have heard about diabetes. There is a lot of talk and reporting on diabetes. But do you really understand what diabetes is and why you need to be aware of it? Diabetes is a long-term disease that affects the way your body turns food into energy. As you all know you need energy to live. It’s that simple. No food, no go. When we eat, our body takes that food and breaks it down into a useable energy, usually in the form of glucose (sugar). Your pancreas makes a hormone called insulin which allows your body to absorb that energy into the cells for use. Diabetes occurs when your body either a) stops producing insulin -- known as Type 1

Food Center Spotlight- Theresa

Hey All, My name is Theresa, or TMak as I am known around here. I am a Goodwill Americorps VISTA at PRFoodCenter. What do you want to know more about, what a VISTA is or why I let people call me TMak? VISTA stands for Volunteers In Service To America. I made a choice to volunteer a year of service to my community. Americorps pays me a living stipend in exchange for working to end poverty in the U.S.A. That's a lot of fancy terms for trying to make the community I live in and am raising my children in a better place. Before becoming a VISTA, I worked in our school systems as a Substitute Teacher and run my own business from home. Working with kids is what eventually led me to the door

Gadgets Galore!

We know you are excited to hear about November's Spice of the Month. Well we have a surprise for you, this month we are partnering with Mayo Regional Hospital to collect kitchen gadgets to deliver to three area food cupboards. Why would we collect kitchen gadgets instead of food you ask? Well... Have you ever tried to open a can without a can opener? Follow a recipe without the proper tools like measuring spoons and cups? Community members struggle with these things every day. Can you take a moment and a dollar or two to donate one of our top 10 MOST Wanted kitchen gadgets? You can drop them off at Mayo Regional Hospital Lobby (or cafeteria), right here at PRFC (76 North Street Dover