Tag: Wendy Harrington

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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Winter Family Carnival – A Special Day for More Than 70 People

CHERRYFIELD, ME — On Saturday, February 29th, Maine Seacoast Mission and other groups held a Winter Family Carnival at the Mission’s Downeast Campus. These photos from the Family Carnival are courtesy the Mission Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington and Community Resource Coordinator Megan Smith. Here’s Wendy Harrington’s recap of the event. Thank you for…

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Join Us for a Film, Discussion on the Power of Food to Build a Community

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Join us for a screening of the new documentary Six Primrose, which tells the story of how food brought a Canadian community together, while providing insight into how something similar can happen at Maine Seacoast Mission’s Downeast Campus. For years, the neighborhood of Dartmouth North has struggled with high rates of food…

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Downeast Campus Community Highlights: 2019–2020

CHERRYFIELD, ME — We asked Mission Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington for her short list of 2019 highlights among the Downeast Campus programs and activities, as well as, what we can look for at the Downeast Campus in year 2020. A key 2019 accomplishment was the completion of the Downeast Campus Strategic Plan which…

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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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Mission Teams with Downeast Roots Group to Share Resources, Work Together

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington recently announced the Mission’s collaboration with a new group called Downeast Roots; “a group of local organizations who promote each other’s work, share resources, and work together on projects for the benefit of our community,” according to the group web site. Other member groups are the…

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Buy a Machias Hannaford Bag, $1 Goes to the Mission Food Pantry

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thanks to the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag program, when people purchase a $2.50 reusable bag at the Machias Hannaford, the Mission Food Pantry receives one dollar. Thank you for your help. Wendy Harrington Maine Seacoast Mission Service Program Director ===== Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program Hello, It’s GO time! Today kicks off…

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Big Weekend at DETOP for Great Maine Scavenger Hunters

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Last weekend was a “big weekend” at our Downeast Community Campus for Down East magazine’s Great Maine Scavenger Hunt volunteers, said Mission Service Program Director Wendy Harrington. The Hunt’s purpose is to send “Down East readers out to explore all 35,385 square miles of Maine — from mountains to sea, from potato…

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