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 2/25/2021

Most of the ingredients for the following recipe were available in the pantry this week:

Potato Bake with Cottage Cheese

4 cups peeled potatoes, diced
2/3 cup cottage cheese
1/3 cup sour cream
2 tsp all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 ts. garlic powder
pinch of pepper
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup cornflake crumbs
1 tsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350. Simmer the potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover the potatoes for 5-10 minutes. Drain and put potatoes in an ungreased 8×8 baking dish.

Thoroughly stir cottage cheese, sour cream, flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper until well mixed. You could also process in a food processor for a smoother consistency. Add this mixture to the potatoes and stir gently.

Mix the corn flake crumbs and butter in a small bowl then sprinkle over the potato mixture.

Bake uncovered for 18-20 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes or so before serving.

Statistics for this past week follow:

Households  140
Adults           185
Seniors           86
Children          53
Served         324
New                 1

’til next time,
Brenda

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