Penobscot Pet Pantry

    The number of recipients continues to decline.  I’m at a loss—I’d like to attribute it to people going back to work after the Great Recession, and no longer needing our help. could just be that it was the beginning of the Labor Day weekend and everyone was picnicking at the beach.  Who knows?  Whatever, only 30 people came at 1 to get 1260 Lbs. of dry food (dog and cat), along with several tables full of treats and accessories, distributed by Tom, Jeanette, Sunday (welcome back!), Dee, Alice and Gordy.  We started at 1, and were done by 1:30.  Gordy and I had everything back in the barn and were heading home by 2:15.
    The morning shift went well, too.  We’re still experimenting with table arrangements at the American Legion Hall (it’s so big that it’s hard to decide the best placement for everything).  Dee, Amy, Gray, Gordy, Tracy, Dennis and Maggie spent an hour or so setting up and bagging food enough for four tables and then put out several tables of treats and accessories. 
    We’re starting to run out of space for treats, by the way...we’ve got more Milkbones than Carter has little liver pills.  And if you know what THAT means, you’re old.   So I’ve been giving some boxes to Midcoast Solid Waste to pass out to hungry pooches.   And to the Hope General Store.  And to Pushaw’s. 
    John Boeckeler—one of our Volunteers Emeriti—very graciously donated a Troybilt riding lawn mower to the Pantry, which we promptly sold for $500.  That money went to the American Legion for next winter’s heat.  I’ve also been told that, for the money, they’ll see to the I think we’re all set for the wintertime.
    That’s all I’ve got.  Football season is coming, and for that we can all be thankful.  But...until then...I’m thankful for you guys who show up month after month.  You da man!
    See you next month!



Welcome to the Penobscot Pet Pantry!
Change of  location!

We're now distributing from the American Legion Hall at the corner of Pearl and John Sts in Camden!