BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A food pantry in Southern Maine is in an ugly financial spot after discovering the truck it uses to pick up food needs major repairs.
Don Bisson, of the Friends of Community Action Pantry says that on Thursday he heard a noise in the truck and noticed it was leaking brake fluid.
A mechanic told Bisson that the truck needs new brakes and several other major repairs that will cost around $5,000.
Bisson says that amount of money is equal to more than two months worth of food for the pantry's clients and the truck is necessary for day to day operations.
"We need this truck. This is our lifeline," says Bisson, "This is our lifeline to serving the people of Biddeford who are in need to buy food. And without this lifeline, we have no method of doing what we normally do."
If you're interested in helping out, donations can be sent to:
Friends of Community Action Food Pantry
162 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME 04005