2017 Project Holiday Application Available

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) will once again be coordinating Holiday Gifts for Yarmouth, Maine families in need of help with gifts for their children. We request that all applications be returned to us as soon as possible to give our Elves more time to shop, but no later than December 1st.

The 2017 Project Holiday application is now available by clicking here, or by visiting:

Yarmouth Community Services
200 Main Street (behind Town Hall)

First Parish Church
116 Main Street

Completed applications should be returned to Community Services at the address above.

If you have questions, or would like an application mailed to you, please call Beth at (207) 838-2261 or Jean at (207) 329-7295.

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Food Pantry Matching Grant Challenge

We have just received an anonymous matching grant – up to $1,000 – if we can raise $1,000 between now and Thanksgiving for the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry!

Your donation will be instantly doubled when you make a donation to YCAN with the “Food Pantry grant” written in the memo line.

To donate, please mail checks payable to: YCAN, PO Box 553, Yarmouth, ME 04096 – or drop it off at Yarmouth Community Services behind Town Hall at 200 Main Street (Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm).

Thank you for your support!

YCAN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Food Pantry Benefit Concert

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
TO BENEFIT THE
YARMOUTH COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY

Hunger in Yarmouth is REAL! But this coming Veterans Day we can all help make a
difference.

WHEN: Saturday, November 11 at 3:00pm
WHERE: First Parish Church in Yarmouth (116 Main Street)
WHO: These 5 Chamber Music Ensembles offer a beautiful blend of styles and genres:

Windswept woodwind quintet
Candelia flute quartet
Painted Trillium piano trio
Royal River mixed ensemble
High Winds flute choir

Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Food Pantry.

The program will also feature a brief report from the Food Pantry, how they help some of the neediest families in the area put food on their tables. They now serve approximately 90 families (230 individuals) each month.

Please mark your calendar for this delightful and unusual concert…it’s a great opportunity to support one of Yarmouth’s most worthy and beneficial organizations.

2017 Resource Guide Published

The 2017 version of the Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors “Resource Guide” has just been published. It lists information about all known sources of assistance for people living in the Yarmouth, Maine area.

Please visit our Resource Guide page for links to downloadable versions of this guide (one for single sided printing, and a separate one for double sided printing).

Printed versions of this updated guide are free, and will be available at Town Hall and Merrill Library after May 25, 2017. If you require up-to-date information sooner than that, please click on the link above to see the on-line version of the Resource Guide.

Thank You Sue Rowe!

A celebration was held at the First Parish Church on February 2nd to thank Sue Rowe for her many years of service to what is now the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry.

Sue will soon step down from her managing role, and a team of volunteers is in the process of being assembled to take on the many roles she has so ably filled.

Over $1,500 worth of food was donated to the Food Pantry in her honor, and the following plaque will be hung on the wall of the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry.

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