COVID-19 Updates

Mission Sunday Morning Island Virtual Church Services Begin June 7th, 9:00 am

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission Sunday Morning Church Services begin June 7th at 9:00 am. The link for Zoom will be posted on island Facebook pages each Saturday afternoon, for the following Sunday. Weekly services will take place through June, July, and August. Douglas Cornman, Sunbeam’s Outreach Director and Chaplain will lead the…

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Housing Rehab Program Going Forward

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Earlier this year, Housing Rehabilitation Manager Scott Shaw wrote with a “heavy heart,” a letter to year 2020 Housing Rehab volunteer groups. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Scott said, Maine Seacoast Mission was not providing stay over accommodations for Housing Rehab volunteer groups this season. This year, for safety’s sake, volunteers should…

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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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‘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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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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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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Food Pantry Update – 55 Families Served, Use Drive-Through

CHERRYFIELD, ME — On Tuesday, May 12, 55 families used our drive-thru food pantry. Some families picked up commodities and a food box, and we delivered food to other families. Today’s theme was corn chowder. We gave out potatoes, heavy cream, corn and a recipe. We tried something new today. We put all our produce…

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