Topic: Other Ways to Help

Hannaford Fight Hunger Bags

Now through the end of March, when you buy a Fight Hunger bag at the South Portland Hannaford store, Preble Street gets 25¢ to help meet some of the most urgent needs in Maine.

You can find the Fight Hunger bags on the reusable bag rack and at various registers.

It Came Upon a Christmas Season

“It Came Upon a Christmas Season” is a holiday concert featuring Heather Connolly and Ransomed Souls, Tricia Bumby, and Betty McIntyre.

The church will be collecting donations of athletic socks or cash to benefit Preble Street.

Connolly is an internationally recognized coloratura soprano, known for her work in opera, concert and recital. She has appeared with the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra in Russia, and featured in concert at the Villa Faraggiana in Albissola Marina, Italy, with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, and has appeared throughout America, Europe and at the Palais Royale in Morocco. She is a graduate of the Renata Scotto Pera Academy in Savona, Italy, and has trained privately with Luciano Pavorotti.

Ransomed Souls is a local barbershop quartet with Ted Deschambeault, bass; Doug Moreshead, baritone; Ron Patten, lead; and Carey Perks, tenor. The quartet is coached by Max Brandt, who also sings with the group. The quartet sings gospel music and traditional barbershop tunes.

Bumby has a degree in music education with a major in violin from SUNY Potsdam. She has taught music in Maine schools, was a member of the Southport String Quartet, played in various churches, and had a private studio for violin. She is now retired but continues to play at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Betty McIntyre is the accompanist. She received her music degree from Northern State University in South Dakota, majoring in piano, with trumpet and vocal minors. McIntyre teaches high school bands and guitar/piano labs in Windham, is the organist/choir director for Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook, has a studio for private students and plays for local shows and school concerts.

For more information, contact Trinity Lutheran Church at 854-5653 or

Escape Room Food Drive

This holiday season, help others while helping yourself!

Starting Sunday November 20th, bring a food donation and receive 30 seconds off your final escape time, up to a maximum time of 3 minutes per group. All proceeds go to Preble Street.

Check out their website for the full list of acceptable items for donations.

Support Preble Street: Eat at Leonardo’s

This December, support Preble Street by eating at Leonardo’s Fresh Quality Pizza. Every month, Leonardo’s donates 10¢ per pizza, up to $1,000 per month, to one charitable partner.

Preble Street is their designated charity for the month of December.

Guided Meditation with Marsha Stultz and Mindy Ray

Join Marsha Stultz and Mindy Ray and other community members in meditation and song to create an intention for love, peace, and healing. This is guaranteed to help you feel better about our country and world.

In this time of suffering, social injustice, and madness on our planet, let us turn the tide of fear in the hearts of so many to that of love. Let us come together with the intention of shedding our fears and opening our hearts to our true selves, our Divine selves. Let us find the place of peace within and send it out to our planet for all to respect, honor, and care for one another.

This gathering is free and open to the public, but the organizers will be collecting donations for Preble Street of food, new socks and underwear, backpacks, or cash.

Preble Street Community Night at Rudy’s

Fill your stomach with delicious pizza and your heart with warm fuzzies by supporting some of the most vulnerable people in Maine during Preble Street Community Night at Rudy’s of the Cape, Monday, November 21, from 3-9pm. Rudy’s will donate $2 for every small pizza sold and $4 for every large pizza sold that evening. The benefit includes all take-out, delivery, and in-house orders!

Maine Foodie Tours Supports Preble Street

Portland, Kennebunkport, Rockland and Bar Harbor are steeped in rich local and maritime history. They are also home to an abundance of organic produce, dairy products from our farms, and fresh fish and seafood from our harbors. Many imaginative and flavorful local dishes and confections – each often with an intriguing history of its own – are created by resourceful Maine chefs and purveyors, brewmasters, bakers, mixologists and more!

Join Maine Foodie Tours as they uncover the storied past of these vibrant towns, and enjoy tasty samplings of local fare created by talented artisans who continue to create and inspire!

$1 from each ticket sold during the month of December will go to support Preble Street.

Visit for more information, or to book a tour.

LeRoux Kitchen Knife Sharpening Event

Stop by LeRoux Kitchen during their Grand Re-opening Celebration on Saturday, April 22.

Toby Guidry from Wüsthof Cutlery will be on hand to sharpen knives and answer your questions about knife care.

The first knife is free and you may bring up to three more knives for a donation of $3/ea.

All proceeds benefit Preble Street.