Sing Along with the Messiah, December 16! See below
She was the Statewide winner! Our pantry manager, Delene Perley won the Senior Volunteer of the Year Award from Home Instead. You can read about it here. (Scroll down to find Maine.) Thanks to Home Instead for their support and the $500 to help us feed more people.
Plan to join us by participating in the 2013 Cranksgiving Bike Race on November 2. It is fun and helps the pantry in so may ways. Read about it here, Cranksgiving Bike Race. One of the participants last year made a great photo album viewable HERE!
The ANNUAL ALTRUSA EMPTY BOWL fundraiser for Project FEED will be October 26, 2013 from 4 - 6:30 pm at Woodfords Church on Woodford Ave. ALL monies raised go to the pantry. Great soups complete with unlimited refills, breads, and desserts were available for only $10. The photo above is of some of the soups and the many busy volunteers. Thanks to the members for all their work and efforts. We are pleased to be the recipient of this effort over many years.
Choral Arts Society's Manager, Michael Bachem presents a check for over $1000 to the Volunteer Pantry Manager, Delene Perley, following the Messiah Sing-A-Long. All donations, both food and monetary, are offered to the pantry as the musicians participate without compensation. This year the Sing-Along will be December 16 at Woodfords Church at 7 pm. Bring some food to support our effort and enjoy the evening.
and Jordan Farm on Cape Elizabeth.
Bangor Savings Bank generously contributed $1000 to our Good Shepherd account, to be used for food for our clients. Pictured are Delene Perley, volunteer pantry manager, Terry Thompson, Vice President of the Allen Avenue branch, and Stephan Woods, Regional Martket Manager for Portland.
Jennifer Boggs of St. Ansgar Church collects books from church members for our clients to have for their children. She thinks of it as "feeding minds" too.
Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church through its Share the Plate in November sent a check to the pantry for over $1000. The church regularly contributes non-perishable food, cloth bags, and other needs to the pantry. As well a number of the church members volunteer.
For Thanksgiving, Town and Country Credit Union made a generous contribution to the pantry as a result of their campaign to end hunger. Pictured are the CEO of Town and Country, David Libby, and the volunteer Pantry Manager, Delene Perley.
Our PANTRY MANAGER was interviewed by WGME, Channel 13, in Portland. Read about it here.
STATEHOUSE VISIT -- Our Pantry Manager, Delene Perley, joined the Maine Hunger Initiative at the Augusta Statehouse recently to urge legislators to support a summer lunch program for Maine children, LD 860. Pictured here is Senator Justin Alfond of Portland, pantry managers and Maine Hunger Initiative representatives.
CLEAN GREEN HOME -- Sally Breen, environmentalist, homemaker and expert cleaner, brought recipes and materials for interested clients and volunteers to learn how to make cleaning products for their homes themselves. Participants went home with samples and an instruction booklet.