Bingham Area Health Center to host Food Mobile

BINGHAM – Bingham Area Health Center is pleased to host Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Food Mobile on Wednesday, May 25 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

Food will be distributed to people in need living in the greater Bingham area, including a variety of perishable and nonperishable foods. Anyone in need of emergency food assistance in Bingham and the surrounding area is encouraged to attend.

Good Shepherd Food Bank's Food Mobile program expands the hunger relief organization’s outreach to Maine's neediest and most underserved communities. Designed to be a barrier-free distribution, the Food Mobiles visit communities with a demand for emergency and supplemental food that has outgrown the capacity of local food pantries. This distribution has been made possible through the generosity of Doree Taylor Foundation.
Bingham Area Health Center staff will be on hand with information on available services at the Health Center, healthcare options, and programs that can lower the cost of prescriptions.

 

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Somerset Public Health, the local Healthy Maine Partnership, will also be on hand to distribute recipes and public health information.

Bingham Area Health Center is located at 237 Main Street in Bingham. For more information about this Food Mobile distribution, contact the Health Center at 207-672-4187.

About Good Shepherd Food Bank
The largest hunger relief organization in Maine, Good Shepherd Food Bank provides for those at risk of hunger by acquiring surplus and purchased food and distributing that food to more than 400 partner agencies across Maine. Since 1981, the Food Bank has partnered with individuals, businesses, and farmers to alleviate hunger and build community relationships. In 2014 the Food Bank distributed 21 million pounds of food to families in need through its programs and partner network. Phone: (207) 782-3554; Website: www.gsfb.org; Facebook: www.facebook.com/feedingmaine; Twitter: www.twitter.com/feedingmaine.

About Bingham Area Health Center
Bingham Area Health Center is part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a group of eleven Federally Qualified Health Centers in Central and Western Maine. Dedicated providers deliver high quality medical and behavioral health care to citizens in over 80 rural communities. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare and major insurances. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to uninsured and underinsured residents as well as assistance with applications for programs that help with the cost of health care and medications including the Health Insurance Marketplace. A private, non-profit with a 41-year history, HealthReach is funded by patient fees, grants and individual donations.