Letter: South Portland food cupboard gives thanks

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We have been picking up leftover bread twice a week from Scratch Bakery for a number of years, and now with Bathras open next door, they, too, are donating leftover bread twice a week. We freeze the bread and thaw on Thursday morning for giving to clients. We thank both stores for their generous donations.

Preble Street’s Maine Hunger Initiative “Farm to Pantry” program in Cumberland County has paired the cupboard with Jordan’s farm in Cape Elizabeth. Jordan’s Farm will be providing us with $1,500 of produce throughout the growing season. We have already started receiving this fresh produce and it is beautiful. We thank them all.

We share food with between 50 and 80 different families a week. Donations are very much needed and welcome. We operate out of the basement of St. John the Evangelist Church, on Main Street in South Portland on Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Call 874-0379.

Sybil Riemensnider, director
South Portland Food Cupboard