Friday, December 20, 2013

Welcome Brewer Area Food Pantry to the Network!

We are very happy to welcome the new Brewer Area Food Pantry to the GSFB network of hunger relief organizations. The pantry opened its doors the week of Thanksgiving thanks to the hard work and contributions of many local charitable organizations, businesses, private citizens and religious organizations, and led by OHI, a 501(c)3 corporation with offices in Brewer and the surrounding area. 

The Brewer Area Food Pantry held their public Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on December 11th with an outpouring of public support. There they unveiled the mural shown to the left that serves multiple purposes. The Vision and Mission statements of the pantry are written for all to see on the orange ribbons  tied around the trunk of the tree (orange is the color of hunger awareness).

Vision: "The Brewer Area Food Pantry envisions a future where our community works together to ensure no one ever goes hungry."

Mission: "The Brewer Area Food Pantry partners with community members to provide dignified and respectful access to nutritious food and essentials for anyone who needs assistance."

The vital importance that the Brewer Area Food Pantry places on local community support, and appreciation of that support, is further recognized as donors are invited to place their names on the tree (see photo below). 
A donor places his organization's name on the tree.

The Brewer Area Food Pantry is located at 222 North Main Street in Brewer and serves the residents of Brewer and Eddington. The hours of operation are:

The 1st four Wednesdays and Fridays of each month,  10am-12pm,
The 4th Thursday of each month, 6-8pm

For more information about the Brewer Area Food Pantry, contact Brenda Leavitt at 848-5804 ext. 1208 or
GSFB Network is a blog for partner agencies of Good Shepherd Food Bank focused on feeding Maine's hungry.