Thank you Thursday to Mano en Mano

Thank you Thursday to Mano en Mano

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Milbridge, ME based Mano en Mano (Hand in Hand).

Founded in 2005, Mano en Mano works with farm-workers and immigrants to help them thrive in Maine. The organization’s work includes partnerships with Maine Seacoast Mission.

Mission Service Program Director Wendy Harrington said, “We began working with Mano en Mano in the early days of the Mission’s EdGE program when they helped us support the English language learner students in the after-school program.”

This year, starting with a $10K Good Shepherd Food Bank grant to support distributing culturally-specific boxes of food for local families and for migrant workers, Mano en Mano partnered with the Mission, Vazquez Mexican Takeout Restaurant, and Downeast Community Partners. Using the Mission Downeast Campus Food Pantry as a central location the team distributed 165 boxes of food to 347 people.

“It..was so helpful having this partnership [and] great to provide food for families. Now they feel comfortable picking up food there,” said Mano en Mano migrant education director Juana Rodriguez-Vazquez.

Mission Service Program Director Wendy Harrington added, “This year our work with Mano en Mano has become more integrated around food security, financial support for people in the community, and the new housing initiative.”

This is what community looks like.

On the web: https://www.manomaine.org

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manomaine/

Green Bean Picker Help Needed for Incredible Milbridge Red Barn Garden

Green Bean Picker Help Needed for Incredible Milbridge Red Barn Garden

MILBRIDGE, ME — Pam Dyer-Stewart, Secretary of Women for Healthy Rural Living is asking for “HELP!!!” The garden at The Red Barn Motel, 3 Main Street, Milbridge, Maine has “green beans…ready to pick!”

Pam writes, “And just to be clear– the help we want is for people to pick beans and take them home to eat!”

Pam’s email address is [email protected]. You can find out more about The Red Barn Motel online: http://www.redbarnmotel.com/.

Kids Books for Summer Reading at Little Free Library, Milbridge, ME

Kids Books for Summer Reading at Little Free Library, Milbridge, ME

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Ruth Feldman created the Little Free Library at Vasquez Restaurant in Milbridge.

Ms. Feldman writes, “Please spread the word that a whole new shipment of books have just been donated to the Milbridge Free Library located at Vazquez in Milbridge!

“Author/Illustrator Annette LeBlanc Cate donated one of her signed books MAGIC RABBIT to ‘the children of Maine’, and then a whole box of books and magazines (MUSE) ranging from picture books to chapter books.

“Summer reading for sure!”