Volunteers Needed

Over 100 volunteers help in the Thrift Shop and Pantry. They sort clothing, unload the truck, stock shelves, assist patrons, run donation drives, in addition to many other tasks. We always welcome new volunteers and are eager to talk with you about helping us! The TurnStyle is currently in need of volunteers who can help by sorting donations, ironing donations, stocking and organizing the showroom and working at the sales counter. If you are interested, 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

Pantry Statistics November 14, 2019 compared with Nov. 15 2018

Fresh kale from a local farm, cut and delivered on Thursday morning, was one
of many fresh vegetable choices this Thursday.
The timing is perfect for this recipe from Betsy’s folder, courtesy of
Healthy Acadia:

Kale Pesto (makes 1 cup)
2 cups kale, washed and roughly chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
pinch of salt and pepper

1. Strip kale leaves from stems and place leaves in a food processor or
2 Add olive oil and garlic and blend until kale is finely chopped.
3. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth or as smooth as
5 Taste and adjust as needed.

Notes: Great over pasta, on pizza or in a sandwich. Substitute beet greens,
spinach or another hearty green instead of kale. Enjoy!

Statistics from this year compared to the second Thursday in November last
(2019) (2018)
Households 219 ( 279)
Adults 295 (398)
Seniors 123 (115)
Children 194 (249)
Individuals 612 (762)
New 6 (13)

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    Tree of Life Food Pantry
    Phone: 374-2900
    Thursdays: 9am-3pm

    TurnStyle Thrift Shop
    Phone: 374-9181
    Tuesday: 10am – 3pm
    Thursday: 10am – 5pm
    Saturday: 10am – 3pm

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