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Project GRACE is committed to the health and well-being of our community and to continuing to provide services to our neighbors. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the recommendations of experts at local, state and federal levels on the best course of action as the situation develops.

Project GRACE's Links to Resources, Information, Updates    

Everyone is under a lot of stress, so it's important to remain calm, be patient and kind, and take care of one another. Check in with your friends and neighbors, do your part to practice social distancing to slow the spread of the virus, know the facts, and follow the advice of trusted sources like the CDC and Maine CDC . 211Maine has trained operators to answer basic questions, too.
Project GRACE is neighbors helping neighbors, and together, we will get through this worrying time. If you need us, please call 883-5111. Our volunteers are monitoring our phone line remotely and will call you back as soon as we can.
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FOOD PANTRIES ARE OPEN -  Curbside  Service 

 

Local food pantries are open, and are following health experts' advice on taking  precautions for their patrons and volunteers. Visitors will be asked to stay in the parking lot, and will be served curbside by the volunteers.

 

The Scarborough Food Pantry is at the First Congregational Church on the Black Point Road. The pantry is open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (9:00-Noon) and every first and third Wednesday (4:00-6:00).

 

The South Portland Food Cupboard is at 130 Thaddeus Street (in the industrial park off of Cash Corner in South Portland) and is open Thursday mornings (8:00-11:00).

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SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED  -  Resources for Parents
 
The Scarborough Public Schools are closed for the time being, but there are resources to help parents, and more will be coming soon.

The School Nutrition Backpack Program will continue to provide food to families. If you are worried about feeding your kids, email food@scarboroughschools.org or leave a message at 730-4700.
 
Many groups are offering tips for talking with your kids about coronavirus, and here are a couple we found: Girl Scouts of Maine, PBS, and NASP.

Scholastic and others have online learning resources to keep kids engaged.

We're all practicing social distancing, but parks and trails are open, and we encourage you to go for a walk with your kids.
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PUBLIC LIBRARY  -  Many Online Resources Available

 

The Scarborough Public Library is closed, but has lots of online offerings for the whole family, and is a great source of information about community resources.  

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PROJECT GRACE  -  Neighbors Helping Neighbors 

  • We are open; call us if you need us. 883-5111
  • To stay in the loop on our evolving response to the COVID-19 situation, check our FaceBook, Twitter, or Website.
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KEEP IN THE KNOW  -  Town E-News, Town Bulletins about COVID-19 

  • Visit the Town's website for important updates.
  • To stay in the loop on a variety Town news, check out the latest E-Newsletter or subscribe to get it delivered to your inbox. 
 
 
WASH YOUR HANDS  -  At Least 20 Seconds!
 
Not sure how long 20 seconds is? Sing the 'Happy Birthday' song twice...
 
 
PO Box 6846, Scarborough, Maine 04070  | (207) 883-5111