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.
Frozen Pork Egg Rolls were a big hit today – an easily prepared, oriental treat!
Little Free Pantries is a grassroots movement of food sharing in local neighborhoods that was inspired by the little free library movement that started in Arkansas in 2016.
The August 2020 Institute for Justice’s Liberty and Law publication included a story about a woman and her husband who wanted to help neighbors suffering from food insecurity. Their efforts eventually led to her partnering with the Institute for Justice and a lawsuit against the county where she lives – all to allow her to provide free food for neighbors without burdensome demands local regulators were making.
The full story, follow this link: www.ij.org/?s=little+free+pantry
Here are the comparative statistics:
August 6, 2020 August 8, 2019
Households 105 201
Adults 140 290
Seniors 66 98
Children 39 104
Individuals 245 492
New 11 3
’til next time,