Wow! Talk about making 3 donations that can transform local charitable organizations that help those in need! On Wednesday, October 6th, the Witham Family Charitable Trust made 3 separate $100,000 donations to Open Table MDI in Bar Harbor, the Bar Harbor Food Pantry, and H.O.M.E in Orland

David Witham was quoted on Facebook saying

As a hospitality organization, providing food and shelter are the core of what we do. These three organizations speak directly to that work, focused on those in our communities who benefit from support and their generous service.As we navigate these challenging times, we are grateful to have the opportunity to share our good fortune with these organizations; helping to continue the tradition of keeping food on the table and a solid roof over the heads of those facing adversity in our community."

 

Open Table MDI serves free meals every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. as well as delivering them to the those who can't get out on the Island. They just celebrated 3 years of serving food.

Open Table MDI served their 1st meal back on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. That night they served about 40 people at the First Congregational Church in Bar Harbor.Now they are typically serving over 500 meals each week, and will soon be moving into a new location at 116 Cottage Street.

The Bar Harbor Food Pantry serves all those who are food insecure in Hancock County. They are open by  appointment only for food pick up.Tuesdays - Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday - Drop-in curbside from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

H.O.M.E in Orland is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization  that provides services to low-income residents and visitors of the Orland and Ellsworth areas. H.O.M.E.'s services include homeless shelters, transitional housing, day care, adult education, food banks, soup kitchens, and affordable home construction. H.O.M.E. also operates an organic farm, craft shops. and a cooperative craft store.
Founded in 1970, H.O.M.E. (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment)
began as a craft cooperative, expanding its services to meet the needs of Maine's struggling rural economy. H.O.M.E. is part of the anti-poverty movement Emmaus International, headquartered in France. Emmaus has member organizations around the world, each working to fight poverty in its respective region
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