BREWER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Solidarity Harvest Project is now in its fourteenth year. It provides more than 1000 locally sourced Thanksgiving baskets to families in need throughout the state.
Sunday was day five of the project. Volunteers from around Maine helped load many of the completed Thanksgiving baskets into a truck.
The baskets are filled by volunteers with about 45 pounds worth of food, which has been purchased, including bread, butter potatoes and other food items.
Those baskets will be delivered around the state to about 100 different organizations who will distribute them to families in need.
“This helps out people who need it but it's almost as good for the people that give it because then we get in touch with what's going on in our community, what's going on in our society...It's really important to really be aware of what's going on in our society and then be able to do something positive about it. And I think that helps the giver just as much as the person whose receiving the basket” said Jack McKay, Director of Food and Medicine and President of Eastern Maine Labor Council.
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