Fresh foods becoming pantry staple

BAR HARBOR — Fresh produce and ingredients for healthy, home-cooked meals are becoming a regular part of the offerings at the Bar Harbor Food Pantry.

With a $2,000 grant from Healthy Acadia and the offering of more space, including a kitchen from the YWCA, the food pantry is beginning to incorporate produce meal kits, recipes and food samples on a year-round basis, according to director Kate Sebelin.

Fresh off a successful summer that filled the pantry with fresh vegetable donations from Bar Harbor Community Farm, College of the Atlantic, community gardens and church groups, pantry officials have moved to keep produce coming in over the winter this year.

The grant from Healthy Acadia has allowed the pantry to set up new shelving and display areas for their fresh food offerings.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]
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