The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter is open 365 days a year, providing Overnight Shelter, Day Services, a daily Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry and an overnight Winter Warming Center.
A lot of additional cleaning and personal protective equipment were obtained to keep shelter guests safe. Bangor Area Homeless Shelter continues to work with them to move towards permanent stable housing. We are providing bag lunches for our soup kitchen participants to ensure that those who are food insecure are still able to access a daily meal.
We are pre-packing bags for our food pantry patrons so they can access supplemental food. We are distributing these bags using a ‘drive-thru’ method in our parking lot so we do not have anyone entering our facility to pick up food and minimizing the exposure of our shelter staff. We are providing warm clothing, hygiene items, food, sleeping bags and whatever other items we can to help them survive. Purchase of a laptop to allow guests to have access to video meetings with their physicians, case managers, and other service providers.