Food for everyone

To the Editor:

This year’s Thanksgiving Basket project was a rousing success with food boxes prepared for a record-breaking 258 area families!

We also broke a record for “Basket Angels” on Monday of Thanksgiving week when more than 50 volunteers of all ages packed up more than 6,000 delicious items into fancifully decorated bags and boxes.

Individuals and families were so excited and grateful when they received their bulging boxes, bags, pies, cookies and poultry.

Thank you so much to all who helped in any way, including Gail and Rick Leiser, The Morning Glory Bakery, Cas Dowden, the Bar Harbor Hannaford store (most especially Evelyn and Jesslyn), the Conners-Emerson School, the Mount Desert Elementary School (sixth graders rock!), Whitney and the kids in the after-school program at the Trenton Elementary School.

Thanks also to Girl Scout Troop 1719, Epi’s, Mama DiMatteo’s, Jackie Davidson at the YWCA, Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, MDI Hospital, Allie Bodge at the MDI Housing Authority, West Side Food Pantry, the Union Meeting House, the Bar Harbor Congregational Church, UCC, Jenny Jones and Sara Graves from the Bar Harbor Food Pantry, and all the community members, young and old, who helped to collect, transport, decorate, sort, pack, deliver and distribute this year’s Thanksgiving baskets.

Kathe Simons

Bar Harbor Congregational Church Outreach Board

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