We are so thankful for the FARMS (Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools) group for sharing recipes and delicious food with our clients. They were a great addition to our weekly offerings in May. We look forward to having them return!
We are so blessed to have wonderful volunteers. There are approximately 25 people who volunteer their time every week - all year long. In addition, there are many who volunteer on an 'as needed' basis. Our volunteers are THE BEST!!
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF MAINE
The Matthew 25 Award is a grant given to parishes directly serving vulnerable people in need, regardless of their faith affiliation. The award annually grants up to $15,000 to parishes to expand the capacity to serve more people with a current direct service ministry or to help develop a new social ministry.
Ecumenical Food Pantry
51 Main Street
P.O. Box 46
Newcastle, Maine 04553
The Diaper Gap Group is now distributing diapers at the Food Pantry on Tuesday mornings. Recipients simply need to sign up and show their Maine Care card, then they can receive the disposable diapers. Diapers are repackaged into bundles of 20 and each recipient receives one bundle each week.
REFRIGERATION AT THE PANTRY!
Recently, the Ecumenical Food Pantry was selected by Catholic Charities of Maine to receive one of six "Matthew 25" awards. We will receive $2500 towards the purchase of the refrigeration equipment that we need!
This year, the Ecumenical Food Pantry is partnering with the Pirate Rendezvous to monitor the Water Street games for children and to be the recipient of the money that is generated there. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Contact MaryAnn Look at 563-1133, if you are available on Saturday, June 20th between 8AM and 4PM - you don't have to be available for the full 8 hours - there are two shifts: 8AM to Noon and Noon to 4PM.
Some of our volunteers, along with representatives from FARMS and the Diaper Gap Group.