Not as many as expected came for free food at Boothbay Region Food Pantry’s Community Food Distribution on Saturday morning, April 3.
“We estimated 35 attended,” said Fleet Davies, co-president of the Pantry. “We had hoped for many times that. Even though we are used to giving out food, we still came away with lessons learned. I expect we will have another event in around six weeks.”
Held from 9 to 11 a.m. in the lower parking lot at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, the event offered a wide variety of foods: beef stew, chicken, garbanzo beans, lentils, navy beans, split peas, egg noodles, milk, rice, raisins, saltines, peanut butter, pumpkin, cream of mushroom, tomato, and vegetable soup, trail mix, bread, fresh produce, and deli items. The food was set on tables (socially distanced due to COVID-19 protocols) and many volunteers were on hand to replenish the food and to assist customers if needed.