"The vehicles rolled by in a steady stream, high-end models and compact economy cars, each collecting packages containing three prepared meals.. Butternut squash ravioli. Sweet and sour meatballs. New England clam chowder. And a mini bundt cake donated by a local retailer. All neatly stacked in a white plastic bag. A volunteer placed the packages in the back seat or trunk. Some drivers picked up additional meals for family members or friends." This is how an PPH reporter, Kelly Bouchard, describes the scene in Scarborough, as Community Services and SMAA partner to get meals to seniors. >>READ MORE
Community Services and Southern Maine Agency on Aging are teaming up with meals to go for seniors! Drive-thru pick up is at the High School from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on July 21st, August 4th, and August 25th. To sign up or for more info, call 730-4173 and leave a message so they can get back to you. >> MORE
SEDCO has recently launched a new BUS (Business Update Scarborough) page on Facebook. Local businesses can post changes in hours, temporary closures, online offerings and more. We went there and saw there are options for curbside service from our fave local eateries! Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/UpdateScarborough
The Scarborough Food Pantry, Scarborough Public Works, Project GRACE, and Wayside Foods are working together to make sure neighbors enrolled in the senior box program will get their monthly boxes as usual. Seniors already on the list and living in Scarborough can expect to have their boxes delivered the first week of April. To sign up for a box, or for more info, contact Project GRACE (883-5111) or fill out the contact form.
The Scarborough Food Pantry is open, and visitors are being offered drive-through curbside service during regular operating hours. For the health and safety of the volunteers and patrons, no one is allowed inside the pantry at this time. Please contact the pantry before doing a food drive, setting up a collection box, or making a donation of food. Food donations will be needed, but unscheduled drop-in visits from donors are temporarily suspended. The offers to help and the generosity of the community are very much appreciated; gifts of money and grocery gift cards are the best ways to help us right now.
If you are worried about feeding your kids, email email@example.com or leave a message for School Nutrition at 730-4700 to sign up for the "backpack" program. Also, area food pantries including Scarborough’s are remaining open and are providing curbside service.
The Wayside Food Program, South Portland Food Cupboard, Scarborough Food Pantry, Town of Scarborough, and Project GRACE are working together to provide additional food for the families getting support from the School Nutrition backpacks program. Personnel from Scarborough Public Works helped with the first delivery of boxes of food to Wentworth; South Portland Food Cupboard donated perishables; and Wayside Foods will be supplying perishable and nonperishable foods, including fresh milk, to the backpacks program.