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.
Perhaps the rainy day kept the numbers steady . . . perhaps a bit (or a bit+) of fear with the restrictions deadline arriving at midnight.
Judi H. shared two of her concerns:
- Loss of pantry volunteers for fear of exposure, especially since people have tested positive in Hancock County
- Although we have enough food for distribution for next week, we are counting on a Good Shepherd delivery of pre-packed boxes for next week’s staples
Volunteers pack about 100 boxes on Wednesday in preparation for Thursday. The balance are packed as pantry users deplete Wednesday’s work. Two solid days of hard work with fewer workers on which to depend.
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Here are today’s figures compared to the same period last year:
Households 151 204
Adults 173 282
Seniors 88 119
Children 144 124
Individuals 405 525
New 13 10
Note the number of children depending on pantry food – the numbers are up from last year.
We send well wishes to all of you. Take care!
’til next week,