SKOWHEGAN — Two stores who share a lobby have adopted the Cornville/Athens Food Cupboard for a food collection effort through April. Computer Improvements and Key Appliance, on Water Street, will begin collecting cans of food and cash donations on Sunday, April 1. The businesses are part of the Greater Somerset Public Health Collaborative/United Way project to support local food cupboards throughout the year.

“The use of food cupboards continues to increase and has for a long time. While local residents are very generous in terms of contributions of food, the need is so great that it’s hard for the local food cupboards to keep up,” said Bill Primmerman, Somerset Heart Health director, in a press release. The food cupboard project is endorsed by Main Street Skowhegan, Skowhegan Rotary, Madison Business Alliance and the Norridgewock Chamber of Commerce.