Waldoboro food pantry news
Waldoboro — On Jan. 17, the Waldoboro Food Pantry provided food assistance to 87 households, or approximatley 250 to 275 people. Those receiving help got peanut butter, cereal, canned vegetables and fruit, several pasta items, canned ravioli, canned spaghetti and meatballs, canned tuna, spaghetti sauce, tomato and chicken soup, juice, fresh oranges and frozen hotdogs.
Many of those benefiting from the pantry help dined at the luncheon put on by the ladies of the Methodist and Congregational churches of Waldoboro. The food served was delicious and festive.
Most of the food given out was purchased from Good Shepard Food bank in Auburn and Hannaford in Waldoboro.
The pantry used to receive free food from The Emergency Food Assistance Program one a month. Now that assistance is only every three months. This reduction has hurt the food pantry a lot financially.
Food availability has improved somewhat at Good Shepard, but the food pantry is still making many purchases at local grocery stores. All of the food pantry's resources come from local donations by churches, businesses or private individuals.
Those wishing to donate to the food pantry may send their contributions to Waldoboro Food Pantry, PO Box 692, Waldoboro, ME 04572.
The directors of the food pantry are appreciative of the effort put in by those volunteers who donate their time and energy. Those volunteers are Gloria Bowers, Theresa Lovins, Jane Litchman, Nancy Lipper, Mary Littell, Donna Collamore, Rhonda Conway, Alise Merrifield, Wanda Collamore, Bob Gorman, Bill Blodget, Hutch Hutchinson and Jim Nickles.
Thanks to you all.