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Chicken Stew Fundraiser to benefit Aroostook RSVP

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – Leaders of Aroostook RSVP are serving up a hot meal to kick off the new year in
hopes of raising money and awareness for the volunteer-driven organization.
“Hot & Hearty Chicken Stew To Go“ is a drive-up fundraiser going on at Aroostook Agency on Aging’s main
office at 260 Main Street on Wednesday, January 24 from 4-6 p.m. Sales of the $10 meals will benefit the
longstanding service that matches people aged 55 and over with volunteer opportunities to serve their
communities and neighbors in a meaningful way. Organizers believe the opportunity to purchase a warm
meal to support a worthy cause is also a reason for people to get to know more about programs offered
by the Agency.
“We are encouraging everyone to let us cook supper for them on this weeknight. Please stop by and get
warmed up with a delicious to-go Chicken Stew meal with roll, beverage, and dessert for only $10,” said
Halina Herzog, Manager of Volunteer Services at the agency.
The mission of Aroostook RSVP, she added, is vital to northern Maine. “Those who purchase a meal will
be helping us to help our community. Aroostook RSVP aims to make life better for older adults and those
who are disabled by connecting caring people with their neighbors who are in a moment of need.”
So far this year, Aroostook RSVP volunteers have donated over 24,000 hours at soup kitchens, food
pantries and other stations located in towns from Benedicta to Madawaska. This represents a value of
nearly $642,480 in donated labor, according to Carleen Elliott, Advisory Board Chairperson.
Several anonymous businesses, Elliot said, have paid all up-front expenses for the fundraiser. “The chicken
stew fundraiser will also help meet ongoing expenses necessary to recruit, train and support Aroostook
RSVP volunteers, many of whom have served consistently at one or more of the community-based partner
sites,” said Elliot.
Herzog said Aroostook RSVP works closely with a network of non-profits including the United Way of
Aroostook in a variety of ways including food security, help with light housework and caring
companionship. “It’s a very rewarding feeling to know that these efforts are making a real difference in
The County. Our volunteers are caring people who know that someday they themselves or their own
family might need a little help. They are paying it forward,” she added.


January 24
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Aroostook RSVP
(207) 764-3396
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Aroostook Agency on Aging
260 Main Street, Ste. B
Presque Isle, ME 04769
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(207) 760-6258
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