Gather Recipes, Help the Hungry

PORTLAND, Maine — Catholic Charities Maine’s Parish Social Ministry is hosting a recipe contest and invites Mainers to put their recipes and cooking knowledge to the test while helping local parish food ministries in the process.

The “St. Hildegard Food Pantry Recipe Challenge” is underway with an entry deadline of Aug. 31. The challenge is simple: submit a recipe for any main dish, but all of the ingredients must be items available on a regular basis at a local community food pantry.

Those who submit the winning recipes will receive a cash donation to benefit their parish’s food pantry, soup kitchen or other food-based ministry.

“The recipes will be judged on nutritional value and ease of cooking,” said Bill Wood of Catholic Charities Maine

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