Cathy Hopkins and Barbara Williams, directors of the Diaper Gap Group, in the midst of all the donated diapers
The food pantry was one of the charities working with Greg Latimer and his group of pirates. We were responsible for getting volunteers for the games on Water Street - to set up, man the games, help the kids and clean up. Our efforts resulted in a check for $974!!
DAMARISCOTTA BAPTIST CHURCH
This church sponsored a Pirate Pancake Breakfast on June 20th to make sure all the pirates were well fed! The public was welcome and they served about 70 meals. The proceeds from the breakfast also went to the pantry in the amount of $209. June 20th was definitely a profitable day for the food pantry!!
Ecumenical Food Pantry
51 Main Street
P.O. Box 46
Newcastle, Maine 04553
Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors, we now have an ample supply of diapers of all sizes. Families with small children on Maine Care are eligible to receive diapers weekly. They simply need to show the child's Maine Care card and let us know the size needed. They are distributed at the food pantry each week.
REFRIGERATION AT THE PANTRY!
On July 26th, Catholic Charities of Maine presented a check to the pantry for $2,500. We were one of six Maine charities selected to receive a "Matthew 25" award. We are very grateful to them for selecting us. This will allow us to purchase some of the refrigeration equipment needed - which will, in turn, allow us to provide more protein to our clients.
We recently had an outside group administer a survey to let us know how we are doing. Some of the results were: 1) people like our food demos and taste testings; 2) several are interested in cooking classes; 3) current hours work fine for most; 4) transportation to the pantry is often a problem for both clients and people who might come, but are unable.
Thank you to all the churches and individuals who helped make the Diaper Driver between Mother's Day and Father's Day so successful. We now have a stock of over 5,000 diapers and money in our bank account that will allow us to maintain our supply for the forseeable future. Great job everyone!