Kelley recognized at GIFT meeting

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Kelley recognized at GIFT meeting

    PRESQUE ISLE — Grace Interfaith Food Table’s annual meeting and volunteer recognition dinner was held May 14 at the Grant Memorial United Methodist Church. Sister Mary Kelley was the guest of honor. Although she recently retired as active staff at GIFT, her dedication to feeding the less fortunate continues and our community is blessed by her spirit, enthusiasm and dedication.

Photo courtesy of Jim Pritchard

    SISTER MARY KELLEY, who recently retired as active staff at the Grace Interfaith Food Table, was presented a commemorative photograph of Bishop Richard Malone’s blessing of the GIFT facility April 4 by Connie Sandstrom, chairperson for GIFT, at the organization’s May 14 annual meeting and volunteer recognition dinner.  BS-GIFT ANNUAL MTG-DCX-SH-23

    A commemorative photograph of Bishop Richard Malone’s blessing of the GIFT facility April 4 was presented to Kelley by Connie Sandstrom, chairperson for GIFT, in appreciation of her tireless work on behalf of the hungry.

    Dale Flewelling, director of Friends of Aroostook, was the guest speaker. Flewelling spoke about growing and distributing fresh, nutritious vegetables for those in need through food pantries, Meals on Wheels and other organizations in the county.

    GIFT was formed in 2003 as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) food pantry whose mission is to provide food to those with temporary unmet food needs, on a non-discriminatory basis, for people who reside in Castle Hill, Chapman, Crouseville, Mapleton and Presque Isle.

    Volunteers and donations of food and money are greatly needed and appreciated. To make a donation or for additional information, contact Michele Lombard-Fowler, director of volunteer services, at 764-8584.

    The GIFT facility is located on 11 Industrial St. in Presque Isle.