The Jake Maxfield Connection’s (JMC) challenge for this year is to stock the Newport Food Pantry and make improvements to the Hoyt Community Care Center on South Main Street. This Saturday, Aug. 10 the JMC is having a food drive from 8:30-noon. If you received a donation bag on your door, please fill it and leave it on your steps Saturday morning for volunteers to collect. Donations can also be dropped off at the Senior Citizen Parking Lot on South Main Street between 8:30 am and noon. Food items especially needed are Cereal, Pasta, Tuna Fish, Peanut Butter, Vegetables, Soups, and Jams and Jellies.Volunteers are also needed to sort food between 8:30 and noon. For more information call 603-863-5047 Jake Maxfield died in 2008 from injuries he received in a car accident.