There is nothing like the compassion of your community to start the season of giving here in the Bangor area.

On October 7, the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter announced plans for a kitchen renovation that would make their soup kitchen completely inaccessible. With that, the shelter announced that it was reaching out to the community to help prepare, cook, and deliver meals for the patrons of the shelter.

What would seem a monumental task that could lead to an inability to feed their patrons turned out to be an amazing showcase of Bangor area compassion for those in need because within four days the shelter announced on social media that it had all the help it needed for meals to be made outside of the shelter by volunteers from around the area.

Lots of people reached out to the shelter to give some helping hands and some oven space including Hampden business and bakery Sweet Willamina.

As you can see the patrons of the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter have been fed pretty good during the course of renovations by area volunteers. Yesterday, Sweet Willimena put together a comfort food dinner due to the cold, dreary day:

The bakery's Facebook post says: "Roasted chicken dinner with all the fixings, corn muffins and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for dessert. The meals are covered through the kitchen remodel currently, but if you are able to donate then reach out and ask about needs for the warming station. Winter isn't too far off and the need is greater this year than it has been in a long time. Share the love my friends."

Courtesy of Sweet Willamina
Courtesy of Sweet Willamina

It was a great opportunity to share civic compassion with the kiddos, too.

What a fine example of Bangor area compassion, so quick to share and give when our friends at the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter are looking to improve their patrons' experience. Thank you to those who were able to help out.

The shelter is now onto its next project. If you are looking to help out the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter with their 2021 - 2022 warming shelter that will be opening in a few short days, check out their Facebook page about the warming center they are putting together right now to be opened November 1st.

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