Category: Food Pantry

Good Shepherd Food Bank Display Units Improve Mission Food Pantry Shopping

CHERRYFIELD, ME — In the latter part of October 2018, Mission Service Program Director Wendy Harrington sent word of new display units, courtesy Good Shepherd Food Bank, at our Downeast Campus Food Pantry. Mission Community Resource Director Megan Burgess followed up Director Harrington’s message with photos and backgrounder. “Thanks to Good Shepherd Food Bank for…

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PBS News Hour Features Mission’s Food Security Programs

  PBS News Hour recently visited the Mission’s Downeast to learn about our work with food security. PBS’s interview and filming at the Downeast Campus informed a longer tv segment airing this past weekend, “How work requirements for social security programs impact people in need.”

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Food Programs for Stronger, Healthier, Informed Communities

Donate BAR HARBOR, ME – Our Downeast Campus in Cherryfield includes a quarter-acre organic vegetable garden. Volunteers from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners program work with Mission staff to grow more than 2,000 pounds of produce annually for our food programs. We hope to impact area residents’ eating habits, including the next…

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A Guitar and a Kind Heart

Cherryfield, ME — The Mission’s June 6 Facebook post opened with: ‘Guitar Lost in House Fire, Seeking Replacement.’ Marilyn Nickson, Downeast Campus Community Coordinator, wondered if someone had “a guitar out there in good condition that might find a home” with an 80-year old woman who “lost everything some time ago in a house fire,”…

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Food Shelves and Refrigeration Upgrade for Milbridge Food Cupboard

Cherryfield, ME — Good news from Downeast Campus Director Wendy Harrington. Milbridge School Cupboard received a $1,000 grant from Good Shepherd Foord Bank for refrigeration and shelving. The Milbridge Elementary School Cupboard is a Maine Seacoast Mission program funded by Sewall. Laura Thomas oversees the pantry. In December 2016 the Maine Education Association named Laura…

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Snow? Food Pantry is Open and Ready to Serve

Cherryfield, ME — Downeast Campus Director Wendy Harrington sends this photo and news item: On Tuesday February 14, the front door to the Downeast Campus Center is piled high with snow but the path to the Food Pantry door is shoveled and ready to serve customers. We want to make sure people can get to the…

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