March 26, 2011

Biddeford food pantry falling on hard times

The Associated Press

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

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.

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