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Thank you Thursday to Mano en Mano

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Milbridge, ME based Mano en Mano (Hand in Hand). Founded in 2005, Mano en Mano works with farm-workers and immigrants to help them thrive in Maine. The organization’s work includes partnerships with Maine Seacoast Mission. Mission Service Program Director Wendy Harrington said, “We…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Bayside Shop ‘n Save

It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to the retail supermarket Bayside Shop ‘n Save in Milbridge. Ask Mission staff working throughout the front lines of any and all of our food security services and programs. Their responses are always glowing and succinct. Case in point: Jillian, who is a…

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Green Bean Picker Help Needed for Incredible Milbridge Red Barn Garden

MILBRIDGE, ME — Pam Dyer-Stewart, Secretary of Women for Healthy Rural Living is asking for “HELP!!!” The garden at The Red Barn Motel, 3 Main Street, Milbridge, Maine has “green beans…ready to pick!” Pam writes, “And just to be clear– the help we want is for people to pick beans and take them home to…

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Culturally Relevant Food in the Hands of Mainers in Need

www.gsfb.org Culturally Relevant Food in the Hands of Mainers in Need July 28, 2020 In the wake of COVID-19, Good Shepherd Food Bank pivoted its operations and began distributing pre-packed boxes of shelf-stable foods to support food pantries in implementing low-touch distribution models. The Food Bank ordered shelf-stable food by the tractor-trailer load, buying products…

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Mission Builds, Gives Away, Gardens in a Box

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Building and offering gardens in a box was a new way for the Mission to meet the food requests for its Downeast community families. Local Folklore Farm provided seedlings, such as the tomato plant pictured here, as a starter pack. All forty gardens in a box found new homes. Learn more.

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Covid-19 Fast-Tracks Mission Family Food Center Plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact – Scott K Fish, Communications and Marketing [email protected] or 207-458-7185 CHERRYFIELD, ME — When Maine Seacoast Mission Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington read the news about Covid-19 restrictions in March 2020, she knew it meant big changes for the Mission’s food programs Downeast. She also…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Renee Pray

CHERRYFIELD, ME — It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Renee Pray. Renee Pray works as a cook at Milbridge Elementary School during the school year, and with the Mission and other partners during the summer, providing meals to children in the community. She is committed to feeding all…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Vazquez Mexican Takeout Restaurant

CHERRYFIELD, ME — It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to the Vazquez family, owners/operators of Vazquez Mexican Takeout Restaurant in Milbridge. The Vazquez family was instrumental in connecting and coordinating our Food Pantry’s recent delivery of food for the Latinx community. In partnership with Mano en Mano, together we…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Ellsworth Shaw’s & Walmart

BAR HARBOR, ME — It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Shaw’s and Walmart in the City of Ellsworth. Both stores continue increasing their donations of fresh, nutritious food to keep pace with the increase in demand at the Mission’s Food Pantry. Walmart and Shaw’s meats, dairy, and other…

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