BIDDEFORD — A 30-year-old food pantry in Biddeford is having a difficult time staying open.

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The Friends of Community Action Food Pantry was started in 1981. Owner Susan Riley says it was the first of its kind in the state.

She tells WCSH-TV the need is still great, but now, donations are spread thin. She also says the pantry is having a hard time getting the funds to stay open.

Food costs about $3,000 a month, plus they pay rent and maintenance on their vehicles.

Riley says the pantry can stay open for about six more months.

A donation fund has been established.