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Food cupboard has evening hours

The South Portland Food Cupboard will now be open on Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m., beginning on Oct. 5. The goal is to offer better assistance to clients who work full time. Clients now coming for food on Thursday mornings are not eligible. Those interested in the evening availability should call the food pantry at 874-0379 in order to be pre-screened.

Bug Light 5K set for Oct. 9

The South Portland Land Trust, the South Portland Historical Society and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine have partnered again to present the Bug Light 5K Run & Walk, Sunday, Oct. 9, starting at 9 a.m.

Participants of all abilities, from competitive runners to recreational walkers, are invited to take part. The scenic course, which begins in Bug Light Park, runs along the Spring Point Shoreway through the historic Willard Neighborhood to Willard Square before ending back at the park via the Greenbelt Walkway.

Go online to for more information. The pre-registration cost is $20. Race-day registration is $25. And those who register by Sept. 18 can get a race T-shirt.