Judy’s Pantry Thanksgiving

Volunteers from Judy’s Pantry

On Tuesday, November 16th, Judy’s Pantry distributed 39 bins and bags of all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal to Cape Elizabeth families in need. This is the 11th year the Pantry has been part of this amazing mission of giving.

The bins were filled with everything for a holiday meal from stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, pie shells and pumpkin, gravy, canned vegetables, biscuit mix, hot chocolate, sparkling cider, candies and nuts and more.

Each bin also included a gift certificate to Hannaford for a turkey or any other addition for a happy Thanksgiving.

Along with the bins, each Pantry client received a bag of fresh produce — potatoes, onions, squash and apples — provided to the Pantry at a significant discount from Jordan Farms.

The bags also included home-made mini loaves of breads prepared by members of our church. A total of 83 breads were made available!

Jen Tinsman and Amy Lombardo

The bins were assembled by a network of Cape Elizabeth families and organized and arranged for by Cape’s Jen Tinsman and Amy Lombardo.

Each bin also included a container of home-made toffee candy made by one of the Pantry volunteers, a poem about gardening, and for some families, books for their children.

The bins were delivered to our church by the Cape families on Monday evening and arranged in Fellowship Hall by Pantry volunteers.

Each of the bags were decorated by Lisa Stevens and her daughter Anna.

On Tuesday afternoon, Pantry clients drove to the church parking lot, lined up in their cars, and the individual bins and bags were carted out by Pantry volunteers and placed in the trunk of each vehicle.

Thank you to Beth Owens and all the Pantry volunteers, Jen Tinsman, Amy Lombardo, Jordan Farms, church members who baked breads and everyone else who was a part of this special mission of giving!

Some other images from the Pantry’s Thanksgiving:

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