Food Pantry

Mission Food Pantry Produce, Bread Abundance from Walmart, Shaw’s

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Mission Community Resources Coordinator Megan Smith sent these photos from our Downeast Campus Food Pantry in Cherryfield, ME with a thank you note to Shaw’s and Walmart. Megan says, “I wanted to send these pictures along. We received so much produce and bread from Walmart and Shaw’s yesterday that we have an…

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Mission President Talks About Food Security Creativity and COVID-19

CHERRYFIELD, ME — One of the Mission’s first acts to guard against the spread of COVID-19 was to get creative with our Food Pantry and Seniors Commodities program. Food security is a key focus of Maine Seacoast Mission. COVID-19 meant adding new measures of food security. In this video, Mission President John Zavodny, speaking last…

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Mission Adopts Drive-Thru Plan for Food Security Programs

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Food security is a key focus of Maine Seacoast Mission . The Mission’s Food Pantry and Senior Commodities program are always buzzing with activity, ensuring the neighbors we serve have fresh, healthy food. As a “distancing” precaution against COVID-19, Mission Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington and her co-workers, came up with…

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A Busy Time of Year at Mission Food Pantry

CHERRYFIELD, ME. Mission Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington sends this photo and a thank you note. “The holidays are a busy time at the Food Pantry. Thanks to many generous donations from individuals and local grocery stores we are able to provide food for a holiday dinner and more,” said Director Harrington. Learn more…

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AmeriCorps VISTA in Maine: Nancy Neu

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington writes, “Videographer Galen Koch made a short video of Nancy Neu and her VISTA work with the Mission. We finally received the okay to post it publicly and Nancy would like to see it posted on the Facebook page. Nancy Neu’s VISTA video profile includes this…

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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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