AN UPDATE & NOTES FROM:
"FOOD FOR THOUGHT & ACTION" FORUM
, we are glad you could attend the "Food for Thought & Action Forum" at the Scarborough Public Library on Tuesday, September 27th.
A lot of great information came to light, and the
What's On Your Plate
are inspiring, and show our commitment to ending hunger.
TAKING ACTION TOGETHER
A sampling of actions and synergies arising from our conversation include:
Scarborough's online community calendar showcases special events happening in Town; it's a great way to
share the date of food drives, and community meals
The Scarborough Food Pantry has a
! Check it out at:
The Scarborough Public Library and Town Hall have new
drop-off boxes for the pantry
. Each month we'll highlight an item in short supply. Right now we're collecting
honey bears and grocery gift cards
free community meal on Thanksgiving Day
will be served at Wentworth School. All are welcome! To learn more about helping or reserve your seat at the table, visit:
Kiwanis and School Nutrition are collaborating to provide
100 (!) turkeys
to the Scarborough Food Pantry this Thanksgiving.
South Portland Food Cupboard
and Scarborough Food Pantry are both exploring how they might offer
expanded evening access
- stay tuned!
Project GRACE is accepting gifts of
Thanksgiving food baskets
for our neighbors.
For finding connections, Scarborough Public Library's
is a great place to start.
Check it out online here
MAPPING WHERE WE ARE NOW
Thank you for sharing what you are doing, who you are serving, how it's working, and what's next. [
PREPARING FOR NEXT STEPS
Michelle Hayes, Steffi Cox, and Barbara Irish have met twice since the forum to collate your ideas and comments and to begin drafting a 'next steps' proposal.
Stay tuned for more soon...
In the meantime, as we consider ideas to tackle together,
let's not let time, energy, or resources, confine our thinking!!!
Please share any additional thoughts or "ah-hah's" here.
We'd like to thank Barbara Irish for guiding the conversation and our friends at the Scarborough Public Library for giving us a place to convene.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors