The second quarter of the S.W. Collins Co. 2020 grant program will look different than previous quarters. The token voting has been temporarily suspended during the pandemic.

The good news is the company is donating $5,000 to the local food pantries and soup kitchens. Typically, the grant is awarded at the end of the quarter in July; however, the funds will be donated immediately during this time of greatest need.

Recipients include Greater Fort Kent Area Ecumenical Food Pantry, St. Mary’s Food Pantry Eagle Lake, Bread of Life Soup Kitchen Caribou, Caribou Ecumenical Food Pantry, Grace Interfaith Food Table Presque Isle, Freedom Church Maine Mars Hill, St. Mary’s Food Pantry Houlton, Adopt A Block Aroostook, Lincoln Regional Food Cupboard and Springfield Community Chapel Food Cupboard.

“Food insecurity is greatest during these times,” said Sam Collins, president. “We hope our contribution provides some of the essential food and supplies to those most in need.”

The third quarter will return to reviewing applications with a deadline of June 15, 2020. Applications are available on the website at or you can contact Leslie Jackson at 207-496-6723 or email for more information.

Applications can be mailed to S.W. Collins Co., PO Box 70, Caribou, ME 04736, Emailed to or dropped off at your local store.

S.W. Collins is a fifth-generation Aroostook County lumber and building supply dealer with locations in Lincoln, Houlton, Presque Isle, Caribou and Fort Kent. Their commitment to offering excellent products and legendary service has been the core of the business since 1844.

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