We are a community who has always been quick to lend a hand to our neighbors experiencing a crisis or temporary setback. If you or a neighbor are a Scarborough resident and are without a paycheck because of the federal government shutdown, and need help with fuel assistance, food, or other essentials, please give us a call at 883-5111. (For resources for neighbors in other towns, call 211 Maine.)
Others in the community are ready to help, too. The Scarborough Food Pantry and South Portland Food Cupboard are a couple of the local pantries open every week to distribute food. Area banks and credit unions may be able offer temporary low-interest loans to help federal workers get by until the shutdown ends. >>MORE
Not sure where to start? Call us at 883-5111.
Please save the date for our annual rally for fuel assistance: Saturday, February 16th 10-Noon at the Oak Hill Fire House. Our goal is to raise $15,000, and whether you give a little or a lot, you can help your neighbors keep warm this winter.
Project GRACE has been working with our very good friends at the Scarborough Food Pantry to give seniors a boost in their monthly food budgets. With the help of Wayside Foods, boxes of staples like soups and peanut butter, juice and cereal, canned fruit and vegetables are provided to eligible seniors. For Scarborough residents, home delivery is an option. We wanted to give a shout out to the many helping hands that make this project a growing success!
Here are a few tips for keeping warm. Visit us on FaceBook to share yours...
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