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

Wednesdays With Whitney

"Why does my body seem to crave carbs in the winter?" What a great question to answer on this particularly snowy start to our week. It sure is winter! As we hunker down to shorter days, darkness, less time outdoors and the ever-present offerings of “winter foods” (i.e. casseroles, breads, noodle soups, holiday treats and savory root vegetables) you may feel your body craving carbs (carbohydrates). First things first, let’s clarify what carbohydrates are. Diet trends and lingo often leave many of us scratching our heads as to what carbohydrates are and how to incorporate them into our diets. Carbohydrate containing foods are foods such as, fruit, starchy vegetables (think corn, potatoes and p

Gadget Drive 2018

Mayo Regional Hospital and PRFC combined efforts this November for the 2nd Annual Gadget Drive to collect and deliver needed kitchen gadgets and supplies for local area food cupboard customers. We are so grateful to the Mayo employees who donated gadgets, money, and time to help distribute the items at the Dover Foxcroft Area Food Cupboard on Dec. 6th. Look at all the kitchen supplies! We worked hard to make sure people knew the Gadget Drive was on. In early November we spent the day promoting it at Shaw's; we ran ads in the Eastern Gazette and Observer, or on a screen at the Center Theatre, PRYMCA, or Dover Foxcroft Town Offices, posts on Facebook, or read it in the Mayo Messenger. Where

Food Center Spotlight

Hey everyone-my name is Erin Callaway and I am PRFC's Executive Director. I am also one of the co-founders of the organization. My husband Steve (the building guy) and I became interested in "local food systems" when we moved to Piscataquis in 1997. I don't think either one of us knew what "local food systems" were but we were both very curious people and realized we wanted to learn as much as we could about food and farming in Maine, and especially here in our new home. That was a long time ago and we haven't stopped since! Every day we learn something new, whether it's about a local farm, a food cupboard, community organization, or the creative ideas people are coming up with to grow t

The Season of Giving Continues!

Have you heard of the new and only brewery in Piscataquis County? Bissell Brothers Three Rivers opened tis newest taproom this summer in Milo. Bissell Brothers opened their first taproom in Portland in 2013. According to a recent Bangor Daily News article when the Bissell Brothers Peter and Noah decided it was time to expand, they only had one place in mind, home. "If we were going to move to expand outside of Portland, it had to be Milo. It had to be home," Peter Bissell stated. Being part of revitalizing rural communities is another reason they are moving their newest taproom to Milo. Last year they began giving back to the communities who have made their business successful. We ar

It Takes a Caring Group to Make a Community

Erin Callaway, Executive Director of PRFC, and Theresa Makowski, Goodwill Americorps VISTA serving at PRFC were invited to a lunch at the Congregational Church in Dover-Foxcroft to accept a $250 donation from Care & Comfort on Tuesday December 4th. Care & Comfort is a Maine owned and operated business providing home health and behavioral health services in 13 Maine counties since 1991. As part of its mission, the company is committed to strengthening the well being, quality of life and vitality of the communities it serves. To that end, Care & Comfort gives generously to non-profit organizations every year. On Fridays, C&C staff is able to dress down by paying into a fund which is donated

December Giving Season

Happy December! With all the snow outside it already feels a lot like Christmas. Here at PRFC we are warm and cozy thanks to our new heat pumps and insulation. We feel fortunate to have such a comfortable space to work in as we wrap up our 2018 programs and make plans for the coming year. Sadly, not everyone in the Piscataquis region has the same comforts. Hunger is an especially tough problem in our county. PRFC’s mission is to end hunger by making it easier for people to get the food they need to be healthy and thrive. We work especially hard to serve children and older adults who struggle to get enough to eat each day. But like all nonprofits, we cannot fight the battle alone. Communit