Due to lack of volunteers, the TurnStyle will be closed until further notice. The Tree of Life Food Pantry will remain open on Thursdays, with some modifications in food distribution. Please check Facebook or call us for any updates to this information.

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

Pantry Statistics for August 6, 2020

Frozen Pork Egg Rolls were a big hit today – an easily prepared, oriental treat!

Little Free Pantries is a grassroots movement of food sharing in local neighborhoods that was inspired by the little free library movement that started in Arkansas in 2016.

The August 2020 Institute for Justice’s Liberty and Law publication included a story about a woman and her husband who wanted to help neighbors suffering from food insecurity. Their efforts eventually led to her partnering with the Institute for Justice and a lawsuit against the county where she lives – all to allow her to provide free food for neighbors without burdensome demands local regulators were making.

The full story, follow this link: www.ij.org/?s=little+free+pantry

Here are the comparative statistics:

August 6, 2020 August 8, 2019

Households 105 201

Adults 140 290

Seniors 66 98

Children 39 104

Individuals 245 492

New 11 3

’til next time,


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    Tree of Life Food Pantry
    Phone: 374-2900
    Thursdays: 9am-1pm

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    Phone: 374-9181
    Tuesday: 10am – 3pm
    Thursday: 10am – 3pm
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