Ecumenical Food Pantry
Reaching out to feed the hungry in Mid-coast Maine

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Welcome to the Ecumenical Food Pantry
located in Newcastle, Maine
We have been serving the Midcoast area
since 1989.


Our food pantry is open on Tuesdays (every week) form 9 AM to 11 AM


IMPORTANT NOTICE - HOURS WILL BE CHANGING DECEMBER 3RD - NEW HOURS WILL BE 9:30 TO 11:00

We are situated on the ground/parking lot level of Second Congregational Church in Newcastle (the address is 51 Main Street - but there are no numbers on the church).  This is the large brick church on the corner across from the Newcastle Publick House - at the intersection of Business Route 1 and Academy Hill Road. 

We were established to serve the towns of Damariscotta, Newcastle and Nobleboro,
but do not turn anyone away.


Ecumenical Food Pantry
51 Main Street
P.O. Box 46
Newcastle, Maine  04553
(207) 563-3379
chair.ecumenicalfoodpantry@gmail.com

Visitors:
 

2013
YEAR IN REVIEW

January
  First Food Mobile
March
  Second Food Mobile
May
  Raised bed gardens – frames and soil donated by Hunt’s Lumber
  Seedlings – project coordinated by Hannah Miller
  Morning Dew Farm – donated fresh veggies all summer
June
  Yellowfront Neighbor to Neighbor $1300 – neighbors donated $650, then Yellowfront matched the donations
  Two Bridges garden – donated fresh veggies all summer
  Sully’s – set aside Thursdays to support charitable organizations – we received $400 from donations he received during the summer
July
  Larson’s Annual Lobster Roll Fundraiser  $1100
August
  A Place at the Table – had two showings at Skidompha Library
  Cupboard Collective – began getting bi-monthly deliveries from Good Shepherd Food Bank
  LL Bean Backpacks – 100 donated to Midcoast Food Security Coalition – 20 given to EFP – they were raffled off to clients with young children
  Healthy Lincoln County cooks – Lara Cogar coordinated cooking demonstrations and tasting samples using ingredients available at the pantry
  Cooking Matters classes – coordinated by Healthy Lincoln County
September
  Tedford Case Worker – Pauline Hanson is available every Tuesday to help with homelessness, and other issues
  Third Food Mobile
  Rising Tide – Featured EFP on Wednesdays and shared a percentage of their receipts with the food pantry
  LA Alt Ed students help – Initially helped with food mobile, but have continued helping with GSFB and TEFAP deliveries
  Paper Plate Campaign – Initiated to help communicate concerns to Washington
October
  Biscay Orchard – Donated all money collected for “drops” to the EFP – added up to nearly $800!
November
  A Place at the Table – Showed this film two more times at Skidompha
  Thanksgiving baskets – took over the coordination of this project from People to People.  Gave out 235 baskets
  Reduction in SNAP benefits – impact on EFP was significant – saw our numbers increase by over 35%
  Clark’s Cove Farm – donated 24 – 18# bags of apples – used for Thanksgiving baskets
  Bi-Partisan meal – Coordinated by the local Republican and Democratic parties
December
  Changed hours to 9:30 to 11:00 due to parking and safety considerations
  New computer system – implemented January 1st 2014 – system should pay for itself within two years just in paper and ink alone – not to mention time savings


  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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