The TurnStyle has reopened! The shop is open from 10am – 3pm on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Please check Facebook or call us for any updates to this information. The donation bin is open 24/7. We are accepting bagged clothing, linens and jewelry in good condition for resale in the shop.

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 May 2021

Large, colorful bags of carrots are still readily available in the Pantry. An article I read the other day stated, “A carrot (or more) a day may make a better adage than an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

Here’s a recipe for Carrot Salad with Sunflower and Sesame Seeds

5 carrots
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
honey dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Shred the carrots by hand or food processor. Place in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, combine the mayo, lemon juice, olive oil, mustard and salt.
Pour over shredded carrots and stir until carrots are coated.
Add the seeds and raisins. Toss again until well mixed.
Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Here are this month’s statistics:

05/06/21

05/13/21

05/20/21

05/27/21

Households

108

90

104

102

Adults

115

95

125

114

Seniors

72

66

68

80

Children

40

32

36

33

Served

227

193

229

227

New

3

0

3

2

’til next time,
Brenda

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