The TurnStyle has reopened! The shop is open from 10am – 3pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Please check Facebook or call us for any updates to this information. The donation bin is always open and we are looking for more volunteers to help sort through all those bags of used clothing. Stop by the shop to pick up a volunteer form or email  volunteer23tol@gmail.com.

Tree of Life Food Pantry

Tree of Life Food Pantry provides food for the residents of the eight towns of the Blue Hill peninsula: Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Orland, Penobscot, Sedgwick, and Surry. However, residents who need food and who live in other towns may come to the Pantry for assistance on a more limited basis. No one is turned away. The atmosphere is warm and friendly.

TurnStyle Thrift Shop

The TurnStyle Thrift Shop sells high quality used clothing for women, men and children in addition to accessories and linens. Clothing donations are always welcome and only the best clothes are sold in the shop. Money from the TurnStyle is used to buy food for Tree of Life.

Weekly Stats


Tree of life Pantry Statistics for June 2021

With lots of lentils still in stock and hot weather on the way, here’s a recipe for marinated lentil salad with lemon garlic dressing:

1 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano or a couple of tablespoon fresh
1/2 tsp salt
black pepper to taste
1 cup dry brown lentils
1/2 cup or so chopped and rinsed and dried fresh parsley
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 small red onion finely diced
2 oz. feta cheese

Bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add rinsed lentils and boil until tender – 20 minutes or so. Drain and rinse to cool. Zest the lemon for 1 Tbsp of zest. Juice the lemon for 1/4 cup lemon juice. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, oregano, salt and pepper (freshly ground if possible).

Combine all ingredients and serve or refrigerate to serve later.

Keep cool!
’til next time,
Brenda

06/03/21

06/10/21

06/17/21

06/24/21

Households

95

121

105

110

Adults

104

138

115

110

Seniors

69

86

78

97

Children

74

51

28

32

Served

247

275

221

239

New

3

5

2

3

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