LEWISTON – Preparations are under way for the annual fundraising supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 23, for Trinity Jubilee Center. The supper will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn.

Handmade ceramic bowls are arriving, to be filled the night of the supper with soups from local restaurants and home kitchens. Breads, beverages and desserts, also donated, will complete the meal.

Diners will be able to choose their favorite bowl for a donation of $10 to $20, with discounts for families. Music will be provided by Greg Boardman and his students.

The Maine Children’s Alliance recently reported that one child in every five lives in poverty here, one in four receives food stamps, and that half the children in the community qualify for MaineCare because their family’s income is inadequate to afford health care.

Persons who live in poverty in the Lewiston-Auburn community go to the Jubilee Center for hot meals, diapers and clothing, for assistance for parents and children, for advocacy with social service agencies and housing authorities, for linkage to health care, and to get out of the cold.

The Jubilee Center is supported with donations by the United Way of Androscoggin County, area churches, businesses, schools, colleges and individuals; and by its linkage with city, county and school community service programs.

For more information or to donate a handmade ceramic bowl for the Empty Bowl Supper, contact the center at 782-5700 or [email protected]


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