BAR HARBOR, ME — It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Shaw’s and Walmart in the City of Ellsworth. Both stores continue increasing their donations of fresh, nutritious food to keep pace with the increase in demand at the Mission’s Food Pantry. Walmart and Shaw’s meats, dairy, and other foods are always appreciated at the Food Pantry.
“They have made a big impact on us,” said Mission Downeast Facilities Manager Scott Shaw. “We’ve seen a 100-percent increase in Food Pantry use. Walmart and Shaw’s significantly increased their donations after the coronavirus pandemic started.” So much so, said Scott, he’s had to use a bigger truck with more helpers loading boxes when picking up donations from the two Ellsworth stores.
Walmart’s Feeding America program, and Shaw’s Nourishing Neighbors program are helping many people, many families.
This is what community looks like.
CHERRYFIELD, ME — Scott Shaw, Mission Downeast Campus Facilities Manager, earlier this week emailed a photo of a welcome sight in the back of a Mission delivery truck.
“Received big donations of meat, produce and bread this morning from Shaw’s and Walmart. Should be well stocked on everything for this coming week,” said Scott.
Learn more about the Mission Food Pantry.
CHERRYFIELD, ME — Downeast Campus Facilities Manager Scott Shaw sent a photo this morning and a note of explanation. “I just picked up a second round of milk from Shaw’s this morning. Headed to Walmart for more! We had a load on Monday, another today, and the grocers told me to come back tomorrow.
“We will wait until next Monday. I think Washington County will be good until then,” said Scott Shaw.
A big THANK YOU to both Walmart and Shaw’s for their help keeping the Mission Food Pantry well-stocked with good food for the people we serve.
CHERRYFIELD, ME — Mission Community Resources Coordinator Megan Smith sent these photos from our Downeast Campus Food Pantry in Cherryfield, ME with a thank you note to Shaw’s and Walmart.
Megan says, “I wanted to send these pictures along. We received so much produce and bread from Walmart and Shaw’s yesterday that we have an abundance.
“It does my heart good to see our pantry full,” said Megan.