2014-06-27 / Community

Museum plans food drive, seed giveaway

As part of the Brick Store Museum’s Victory Garden programming this summer, the museum is offering visitors the chance to start their own Victory Gardens by giving away seeds with each admission. Visitors have the choice of snap peas, carrots, or beans. The museum’s Victory Garden, inhabiting the rear courtyard, is growing vegetables for local food pantries with the help of the Kennebunk Community Gardens Committee Chairman Leslie Lindgren.

The museum will also host a food drive for the Good Shepherd Food Bank during the month of July. Visitors are invited to bring urgently needed nonperishable food items (such as canned vegetables, canned fruit, tuna and canned meats, canned soup, pasta and sauces, rice, canned and dry beans, peanut butter, fruit juice, and household paper products) in return for free admission to the Museum. One free ticket will be given to each person with a food item, per visit.

The Good Shepherd Food Bank assists the 200,000 Mainers that struggle with hunger each year.

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