CHERRYFIELD, ME — Sunbeam Steward Jillian sends this photo from a recent Downeast Table of Plenty serving table with a note: “Wow. We are like kings.” Jillian is referring, of course, to the many DETOP meals, prepared and served by volunteer hosts, that are meals fit for a king.
Agreed! DETOP is held Sundays at the Mission Downeast Campus’s Weald Bethel Community Center. People from every segment of the community attend, and music, conversation, and laughter preside. People who use the food pantry sit with people who fund the food pantry. Two-year olds sit next to ninety-year olds. Hunger and loneliness are nowhere in sight.