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 Nov. 19, 2020

The Pantry will be closed for Thanksgiving week.  Fixings for Thanksgiving celebrations were readily available yesterday including potatoes, stuffing, squash, various canned and fresh vegetables and cranberries.  With canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, flour and spices available, here’s a recipe for an easy pie crust:

Never Fail Pie Crust

3 cups flour
1 ¼ cups shortening
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
2 teaspoons salt
1 egg
½ cup ice water

Mix flour, shortening, sugar and salt with a pastry blender.  Beat the egg, add the water and vinegar and mix well.  Combine two mixtures, a little at a time, until all the dry ingredients are moist. Divide into 2 balls, wrap and chill.  Can be frozen or left in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Makes enough dough for 2 crusts.

Here are this week’s statistics:

11/19/20              (11/12/20) 11/21/19               (11/14/19)
Households 157                           (140) 260                         ( 219)
Adults 199                           (170) 361                          ( 295)
Seniors 105                           ( 94) 147                          (123)
Children 114                           ( 107) 157                           (194)
Served 418                             ( 371) 665                            ( 617)
New 4                                    ( 3) 7                                   ( 6)

The entire crew at the Tree of Life wishes you a happy, healthy Thanksgiving!

’til next time,
Brenda

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