Essentials Pantry

Saint Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry

 

Saint Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry is a welcoming, no-barrier program of distribution of non-food essentials. The Pantry specifically distributes items not covered under the federal food stamp program, such as clothing, diapers, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies and paper products.

St. Alban’s hosts the Essentials Pantry on nine Tuesdays annually. Distribution takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the parish hall of the Cathedral of St. Luke in Portland.

There is still an ongoing need for other warm clothing, sweaters, socks, etc., and household items. Your donations of time, material and resources are what keep the Essentials Pantry going!

Another ongoing need is for dictionaries, not only French/English, Spanish/English, but also Portuguese/English (people from all those former Belgium colonies) and Arabic/English. It is really very moving to meet adults so eager to learn a new language, and it would be wonderful if we could help them in their effort. Consider a donation of money so that fresh and up to date dictionaries could be ordered (there is a very useful Arabic one with pictures that is popular).

To learn more about our work with the Essentials Pantry, or to sign up to help, contact Megan Akers at 799-4014, or email stalbans@stalbansmaine.org.

Our next visit to St. Elizabeth’s will be:
Tuesday, May 12, 2015