Eagle Lake non-profit to deliver free Thanksgiving meals

EAGLE LAKE, Maine — All Things Become New of Eagle Lake is giving back to the St. John Valley community with free Thanksgiving meals. 

The non-profit organization will provide deliveries of the turkey meals to anyone in the Eagle Lake and Fort Kent area. Meals will also be available for pick-up at a location yet to be determined in Fort Kent.

Brain injury survivor Mindy Forino and her mother Suzanne Morneault founded All Things Become New after Forino, an award winning soccer goalie, incurred a traumatic brain injury during a college soccer game in 2010. 

In 2017, All Things Become New opened a “Haven of Rest” home in Eagle Lake to provide free respite to caregivers in the peace and tranquility of northern Maine.

The mission of All Things Become New is to provide education about traumatic brain injuries, facilitate support groups for people affected by brain injuries and expand services to include a respite home in Portland to provide housing for traumatic brain injury survivors who are undergoing rehabilitation and their caregivers.  

“It has been a difficult year for all of us; this is our way to give back and encourage all of you that nothing we go through is in vain,” Morneault said. 

The Thanksgiving meals will each include turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, peas and carrots, Watergate salad, a bun and a pumpkin bar with cream cheese frosting. They will be distributed Thursday, Nov. 26. 

To sign-up for a free Thanksgiving meal for yourself or another person, call Suzanne Morneault at 207-444-9070 or 207-540-5448 by Friday, Nov. 20.

For information about All Things Become New, visit the organization’s website or Facebook page.

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