Sue Rowe, Rae Garcelon, and Jean Rafford set up for the Volunteer Luncheon for the Rides Program and the Food Pantry.
Over 25 volunteers showed up to enjoy each other, delicious food, and lively discussions about how to make the programs even stronger.
Help is needed with the harvest at the Yarmouth Community Garden every Tuesday and Saturday from 8am to 10am. No experience is necessary! Please see this poster for more information.
The Yarmouth Cares Fund allows YCAN to help meet critical community needs over the next twelve months, including:
- Fuel Assistance to Yarmouth families in need
- Home weatherization initiatives that help reduce future need for Fuel Assistance
- Yarmouth Community Food Pantry
- Senior Rides (volunteer drivers help Seniors get to local destinations)
- Operation Bundle Up (warm weather clothing)
- Project Holiday (holiday gifts for children)
- Special needs and circumstances
Last year’s contributions and fundraisers raised over $55,000 for these causes. Any amount, small or large, is much appreciated.
Please make checks out to “YCAN” or “Yarmouth CAN” and mail them to:
Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors
P.O. Box 553
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors is a non-profit, all volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization, so contributions are eligible for tax deductions to the extent allowed by state and federal law.
The First Universalist Church in Yarmouth will be hosting its annual Heart In Hand auction on
Saturday, April 12
6pm to 9pm
97 Main St, Yarmouth, ME
20% of bidding proceeds will be donated to the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, so please put it on your calendar and tell your friends about it!
In order to streamline the process of getting information out to everyone about the needs of the YCFP, going forward there will be a list of 5 of the most needed items listed in the “Yarmouth” section of The Notes. Please read that publication for YCFP Needs and News.
Over the past two years, the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry has assisted as few as 79 people in a month, and as many as 187. Since the number of people helped varies considerably from month to month, the chart below shows a 3 month average of the data to smooth things out a bit:
The need for assistance has grown fairly steadily over the past two years, culminating with an average of 160 people being helped each month for the last three months of 2012.
Thank you to all those who have contributed food, other items, funds, or time to help meet the needs of our community! The people visiting the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, as well as those managing it, appreciate your help very much. We all look forward to both your continuing support and better economic times.