Under the direction of Maili Bailey, the Evening Sandwich Program (ESP) is a soup and sandwich program where a hot, homemade entree, several different types of sandwiches, and desserts are served on a take-out basis.
During non-pandemic times, the cadre of volunteers from our own church is rounded out by groups of local individuals with a desire to give back to the community, including longterm volunteers from other churches, and both high school and college students.
ESP has been fortunate to receive ongoing monetary contributions from individuals and organizations in the greater Waterville area. This money has been used to purchase foodstuffs and other needed supplies not included in TEFAP [Emergency Food Assistance Program] or other federal food programs under the umbrella of the FDA.
ESP has also benefitted from the generosity of Hannaford, Shaw's, and WalMart whose donations of bread, pastries, meats and fresh produce have been the “meat and potatoes” of the program. A partnership with the Good Shepherd Food Bank rounds out sources of food used to make the soups and sandwiches that are the backbone of the program.