Month: May 2020

PNS – Mission Gets Creative to Deliver Food to Maine Islands

publicnewsservice.org Nonprofit Gets Creative to Deliver Food to Maine Islands May 29, 2020 BAR HARBOR, Maine – Demand for emergency food from food pantries is up around 50% in Maine since the COVID-19 outbreak. And when you live on an island, it can be that much harder to get. The Maine Seacoast Mission has gotten…

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A Portrait of Jillian

BAR HARBOR, ME — Whether she is serving as Sunbeam (and Moonbeam) Steward, or helping direct several activities at the Weald Bethel Community Center, and the Food Pantry, Jillian is known all over for her warmth, her patience, kindness, artistic abilities, and as a chef extraordinaire. Viewers can get hints of all that in this…

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‘Culturally Relevant Food’ Day at Pantry is a ‘Wow!’

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Megan Smith, Maine Seacoast Mission Community Resource Coordinator, gives yesterday’s “culturally relevant food” distribution at the Mission Food Pantry a big “Wow!” In a follow-up email, Megan said: “What a wonderful amazing day. The partnership and camaraderie I saw today was beyond compare. We were able to serve the “culturally relevant food”…

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Kids Books for Summer Reading at Little Free Library, Milbridge, ME

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Ruth Feldman created the Little Free Library at Vasquez Restaurant in Milbridge. Ms. Feldman writes, “Please spread the word that a whole new shipment of books have just been donated to the Milbridge Free Library located at Vazquez in Milbridge! “Author/Illustrator Annette LeBlanc Cate donated one of her signed books MAGIC RABBIT…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Editors of The Island Reader

BAR HARBOR, ME — It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to the editorial team of The Island Reader. The Island Reader is a multi-arts anthology that showcases Maine’s unbridged island writers and artists. It’s published annually by the Mission through the Sunbeam V’s Island Outreach program. The editorial team…

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Fresh Produce Displayed for Food Pantry Drive-Through Patrons

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Megan Smith, Interim Food Pantry Manager at the Mission, sends this photo of the Food Pantry’s new “Fresh Produce” sign proudly hanging on the canopy covering the fresh produce display. This set-up is used on Food Pantry drive-through days to offer customers a chance to see and choose their favorite produce.

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Penobscot Island Air

BAR HARBOR, ME — It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Kevin Waters, owner and chief pilot, and the whole team at Penobscot Island Air. They do it all. Supporting islanders with food and medicine deliveries; transporting patients for medical care and Mission staff providing services; always thinking ahead…

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Project ReachOut Update – Nonagenarian Thanks Mission for Making Her Dream Possible

CHERRYFIELD, ME — I wanted to give a Project ReachOut update on the great work happening. Our calls have reached 830 local families, some needing help in several ways including: food assistance, home repairs, fuel assistance, rent/mortgage assistance, car repairs, electric bills, and appliance repairs. Through calling we’ve also heard great notes and stories. For…

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