Mainers facing food insecurity to benefit from boost in federal SNAP benefits

Preble Street applauds the Biden administration’s recent boost to SNAP. #SNAPworks   “Tens of thousands of Mainers were experiencing food insecurity before coronavirus struck. Advocates said in the past year, the pandemic has made the situation worse.   ‘Preble Street has nearly doubled the amount of meals we are providing through our emergency food programs, … Read more

Maine lobster taco wins the Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off in Restaurant Week kickoff

Chef Isaac P. Aldrich of the Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg won the Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off Friday with his Maine Lobster Breakfast Taco … … The Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off raised $4,000 for Preble Street this year. Preble Street provides services for the homeless and focuses on issues of housing, hunger and poverty. Read more!

Maine Foodie Tours announces 12 months of giving campaign

PORTLAND – Maine Foodie Tours, the company that has brought culinary walking tours to Portland, Kennebunkport, Bar Harbor and Rockland, has announced its new “12 Months of Giving” campaign. Each month, a portion of ticket sales purchased for Maine Foodie Tours will be donated to a different Maine charity or organization. “We want to take … Read more

Stuff the Bus food drive delivers to Preble Street

As we mentioned yesterday, radio station Rewind 100.9 was “stuffing the bus” to help feed hungry Mainers, and today they un-stuffed that bus. Dozens of community volunteers, including Senator Angus King, came out to unload the bus filled with several tons of food items, all going to the Preble Street soup kitchen and pantry. Preble … Read more

Shelter Food Pantry Helps People Who Didn't Get GA

PORTLAND, Maine – The Preble Street Resource Center here held an emergency food pantry Tuesday for asylum seekers who mistakenly did not receive General Assistance in the beginning of September. Gov. Paul LePage had intended to veto a bill last spring that required the state to reimburse cities that provide assistance to asylum seekers. After … Read more

Breakfast cookoff kicks off Maine Restaurant Week

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine -The annual Maine Restaurant Week kicked off Friday morning with the Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off. Area restaurants battled to see who has the best breakfast dish. All the proceeds from Friday’s event go to Preble Street’s food pantry and soup kitchen. “We don’t have the resources within Preble Street to have our own … Read more

Snow doesn't stop volunteers from helping needy

PORTLAND, Maine -The snow may be slowing a lot of Thanksgiving plans, but not for two local groups serving those in need this holiday. They were hard at work Wednesday afternoon getting set for events on Thursday to help hundreds of people. Just as the first flakes fell, volunteers at Preble Street started the heavy … Read more

Compassionate winter break

In January, nine Bowdoin students spent a week on an "Alternative Winter Break" working with Preble Street Resource Center to learn about hunger and homelessness in Portland. During our first morning van ride to Portland, the group seemed unenthusiastic. We sat quietly and wondered what we were going to do, where the trip would lead … Read more

Portland Ovations to Partner with Community for Maine's Food Insecurity Issues

The performing arts are the one of the most compelling ways to communicate stories of the human condition, whether through dance, music, acting, even puppetry. This April, Portland Ovations – the non-profit performing arts presenter – brings Who’s Hungry, a powerful and provocative play utilizing tabletop puppet-theater to SPACE Gallery. Who’s Hungry tells the story … Read more