LINCOLN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Several in the community of Lincoln have stepped up to help the 200 mill workers who were laid off from Lincoln Paper and Tissue in December. The Lincoln Area Food Cupboard gave assistance to those without work Wednesday morning.
Volunteers from the food cupboard handed out non perishable goods and vegetables to the former mill workers. The Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine assisted with a truck load of supplies. A generosity that was appreciated by Shaun Blanchard who worked at the Lincoln Mill for seven years.
"Coming at a time like this, in the middle of winter, it's pretty beneficial," said Blanchard.
There was also heating fuel assistance available. Each worker was given a check to go towards 50 gallons worth of heating fuel. Money that means less stress for Gary Scott and his family.
"It's a scary situation when you find yourself into something like that when you've got three kids at home that you've got to support," said Scott.
The Lincoln Food Cupboard will be dedicating every Wednesday to handing out food to displaced mill workers from 9 to 11am. They have limited the handing out of heating assistance checks to once a month for each worker.