Choral Arts Society's Manager, Michael Bachem presents a check for over $1000 to the Volunteer Pantry Manager, Delene Perley, following the 2011 Messiah Sing-A-Long. All donations from that evening, both food and monetary, were offered to the pantry as the musicians participated without compensation. We are pleased to announce that the Choral Arts Society will repeat this event in support of the pantry on Monday, December 10, 2012, at 7:30 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Portland on outer Congress Street.
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, 2011 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.
The ANNUAL ALTRUSA EMPTY BOWL fundraiser for Project FEED was Saturday, October 15, 2011. 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.
This year's results matched last year's as Altrusa raised over $1000 to help the pantry meet its mission. The pantry's client load is way up and the donations are way down so this was great timing for the pantry! Thanks to the members for all their work and efforts. We are pleased to be the recipient of this effort for the fifth straight year.
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.