Our View: Leon Gorman leaves legacy beyond boots

… He lent his support to environmental organizations, land conservation groups that preserved public access to outdoor recreation, and the social service agency Preble Street. He not only donated to build a shelter for homeless teenagers in Portland, but also cooked breakfast in the soup kitchen once a week for 12 years … Read more.

Heaping Helping

Volunteering is technically a selfish act. I jumped on the opportunity because I thought that by making others feel good, I would inherently feel good too. So, in a way, I initially decided to serve lunch at the Preble Street Resource Center soup kitchen, to selfishly address my own conscience. Either way, I definitely felt … Read more

Stuff the Bus food drive comes to Portland

PORTLAND (WGME) — A bus packed with food made its way to Portland Wednesday and it’s all going to feed hungry families during the holidays. This is part of the Stuff the Bus food drive. In the past 8 years, the campaign has brought more than a million pounds of food to Portland. Senator Angus … Read more

Rotarians practice "service above self" at Preble Street

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — You might notice the Rotary symbol that’s posted on several town signs, or maybe you’ve enjoyed the delicious food at a Rotary Fair booth. At it’s core though, the club is about a lot more than that and the members of the South Portland Cape Elizabeth Rotary are an … Read more

Former homeless teen gives back

… By the time she was 13, Carson was living at the Lighthouse Teen Shelter in Portland, eating her meals at the Preble Street soup kitchen and then hurrying off to King Middle School "because my mother had dropped out and I wasn’t going to be like her." Then things got better … Read more … Read more

Maine restaurants join Share Our Strength anti-hunger effort

September is Dine Out for No Kid Hungry month, and dozens of restaurants in Maine are participating in this national fundraising effort by Share Our Strength to help end childhood hunger. Here in Maine, one in five children is "food insecure," meaning they may not know where their next meal is coming from. Or, they … Read more

Portland Food Drive Wrapping Up

PORTLAND (WGME) — Summer is an especially difficult time of year for Mainers struggling to feed their families. Maine is the 7th hungriest state in the country and the hungriest in New England. Often, families have to come up with more meals for kids that aren’t getting meals at school. And typically, donations are down … Read more

Eat, so the truly hungry can too

John Woods believes this year’s Taste of the Nation dinner will be the best ever. Of course, as the state chair of the event, he says that every year. But it’s for good reason, and it’s usually true. "We have to be better every year because this issue is not going away," Woods said. The … Read more

Food Drive Kicks-off Community Week; 4/1- 4/5

Donations of non-perilshable food and other items are being accepted all this week at City Hall, Room 312 for Preble Street and other City Shelters. Other donations needed include: clean clothing, backpacks and socks. Donations will be accepted today through Friday, April 5th. This event is the first in a series of activities this week … Read more