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THANK YOU!

Thank you to the 3,000 volunteers who throughout the COVID-19 crisis have lent their hands and hearts to the people Preble Street serves. With your help, Preble Street handed out 1,000 Thanksgiving food boxes — filled with turkey fresh produce and ample ingredients for a full holiday feast — and tomorrow we will deliver van

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175,168lbs of food for Mainers in need!

WOW! During this year’s Stuff the Bus Food Drive for Preble Street, donors stuffed the bus with $25,024, which amounts to 175,168lbs of food for our neighbors in need! Our love and appreciation to the one and only Chuck Igo, who came out of retirement to live on a school bus for 28 hours and

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Volunteer of the Month: Toufiq Fekkak

“I volunteer for the chance to give something back to the community, make a difference to the people around me, and to develop new skills. It appeals to me because of its social benefits and it gives me a greater perspective and self-awareness. You can help financially, but to be present gives you the real

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Planning Board workshop for Preble Street Wellness Shelter TONIGHT

The City of Portland Planning Board workshop on the Preble Street conditional use application to open a 24/7 Wellness Shelter has been MOVED TO 5:30pm TONIGHT. We anticipate public comment will start at 6pm. If you don’t want your neighbors sleeping outside this winter, please join us at this link at 5:30: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89082238304

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Act now to save 40 people from living outside this winter

The only thing standing between 40 human beings and warmth, safety, food, and professional social work services this winter is permission from the City of Portland to convert a Preble Street day shelter into a 24/7 Wellness Shelter. Preble Street is on the agenda of the City of Portland Planning Board this Tuesday, October 20 for its conditional use

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2020 Homeless Voices For Justice Candidate Interviews

As part of their You Don’t Need A Home To Vote campaign, Homeless Voices for Justice held virtual interviews with federal, state, and city candidates to provide the opportunity to listen to, answer the questions of, and learn from a constituency with lived-experience of homelessness, poverty, and hunger. Topics this year included unsheltered homelessness, affordable

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Preble Street on PBS NewsHour

“We’ve always met people where they’re at in a relationship perspective. And now we’re meeting people where they’re at, physically in the community. We’re addressing people’s food insecurity but we’re also looking at all of the other needs that they have.” PBS NewsHour covered Preble Street outreach services and the need for more shelter space

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Ali Lovejoy, Outstanding Woman of the Year

“It’s a really remarkable thing to see these individuals that have so little, yet are so generous with each other. Working with these clients and working with the staff who are so driven and passionate about helping people who have fallen through the cracks — it keeps me coming back.” Preble Street Senior Director of

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Volunteer of the Month: Jack Wood

“From my first visit to Preble Street I was struck by how so many people worked together to prepare and serve meals to hundreds of people at a time. Since I am a firm believer in what my wife refers to as ant power — what happens when a lot of people do small things

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