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.
Follow this link:
Read about LL Bean stepping up to help distribute food with Good Shepherd. Mainers helping Mainers!
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,