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Learning about NG Food Pantry and GNG Backpack Program at free supper

Tonight’s free community supper hosted by the New Gloucester Food Pantry at the First Congregational Church of New Gloucester brought to the attention the mission to help those suffering with food insecurity. The problem is endemic to our region and state and our nation where elders, families, children go hungry. With the support of the food pantries and dedicated help of volunteers, a gift of time and belief helping those in need is strong.
The food pantry located at the church takes donations of essential items that include household items, food, to augment the food available through the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn. A cadre of people donate their time to shop, collate boxes and keep in touch with those in need freely helping others get essential nourishment.
The Gray New Gloucester High School has a food pantry staffed by student volunteers. The Gray New Gloucester Backpack Kids program helps with snacks and food items provided anonymously to students in need of all ages.
Get aboard and make a donation to the food pantry. Make it a regular part of giving to help others in need.
Items needed now include tea, coffee, peanut butter, jam and granola bars.
But, don’t forget toilet paper, soup, soap, shampoo, tooth paste, and related items.

Ellie Fellers

Patti’s March 2 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Royal River Conservation Trust Development Coordinator Carrie Ridgway, left, Alicia Flynn with Roxy in backpack, Kevin Cyr holding Nora, and RRCT Stewardship and Outreach Director Kyle Warren snowshoe around the shoreline of Chandler Mill Pond at a Rain or Shine Club tour on Feb. 15.   Photo by Patti Mikkelsen

Community supper

Everyone is invited to a community supper and presentation about food insecurity in New Gloucester on Saturday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy a pasta or rice casserole created from food pantry ingredients. Hear a brief presentation from a GNG Backpack Kids Program spokesperson and from NG food pantry volunteers. The supper is being held at the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-137/

 

 

 

Patti’s “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Sparks’ Ark

Meet Josh Sparks of Sparks’ Ark and the array of wild animals he rehabilitates. His talk is open to ages 3 and up in the Mount Washington Room of The Commons at Pineland Farms from 1-2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15.

Buy tickets at The Market and Welcome Center, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester, for $5 per person. For more information, call 650-3031 or email education@pinelandfarms.org.

History Barn closed Jan. 6

Due to the predicted extreme cold temperatures, the New Gloucester History Barn Open House scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6 has been canceled

Help wanted

Check the town website for employment opportunities at http://www.newgloucester.com.

Winter sand

Winter sand is available at no charge to residents of New Gloucester. The sand pile is located beside the Sand and Salt Shed at the Public Works Garage, 1036 Lewiston Road, Route 100. Residents are limited to two five-gallon pails of sand. Bring your own shovel and containers. No commercial vehicles are allowed. Call Public Works Director Ted Shane at 926-4574 for more information.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-134/

 

New Gloucester Food Pantry

New Gloucester Food Pantry

Community Food Pantry

Located in a building behind the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, off Church Road, New Gloucester’s community food pantry is open for town residents on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 8-9:30 a.m. There’s a quick annual registration, and a quick check-in procedure.

Volunteers, especially folks available on weekdays, are always needed. Cash donations are appreciated. Call the church office at 926-3260 for more information.

Community Food Pantry

Located in a building behind the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, off Church Road, New Gloucester’s community food pantry is open for town residents on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 8-9:30 a.m. There’s a quick annual registration, and a quick check-in procedure.

Volunteers, especially folks available on weekdays, are always needed. Cash donations are appreciated. Call the church office at 926-3260 for more information.

Community Food Pantry

Located in a building behind the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, off Church Road, New Gloucester’s community food pantry is open for town residents on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 8-9:30 a.m. There’s a quick annual registration, and a quick check-in procedure.

Volunteers, especially folks available on weekdays, are always needed. Cash donations are appreciated. Call the church office at 926-3260 for more information.

Community Food Pantry

Located in a building behind the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, off Church Road, New Gloucester’s community food pantry is open for town residents on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 8-9:30 a.m. There’s a quick annual registration, and a quick check-in procedure.

Volunteers, especially folks available on weekdays, are always needed. Cash donations are appreciated. Call the church office at 926-3260 for more information.

Community Food Pantry

Located in a building behind the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, off Church Road, New Gloucester’s community food pantry is open for town residents on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 8-9:30 a.m. There’s a quick annual registration, and a quick check-in procedure.

Volunteers, especially folks available on weekdays, are always needed. Cash donations are appreciated. Call the church office at 926-3260 for more information.