Monday, June 11, 2007

Pantry Moves to St. Luke’s

The St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry, which for several years has been housed in various locations around the Bayside neighborhood, has moved to the Cathedral Church of St. Luke at 143 State Street.

The Pantry (located at the 134 Park Street entrance) is a welcoming, no-barrier program for distribution of new and gently-used non-food essentials that are not covered by food stamps. Everyone is served regardless of religious affiliation. The pantry also serves as a place to relax, meet new friends and enjoy companionship.

The ministry is supported by eight congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine and other faith traditions who prepare packages and provide staffing on rotating Tuesday mornings.

Richard Rasner of St. Luke’s will become the director of the project, coordinating the work of the parishes and soliciting donation of essentials. He may be reached at the parish office at 772-5434.


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