Soup kitchen morphs into café

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Soup Kitchen project initiated by Bill Morrison in February has evolved into the Common Good Soup Kitchen Community Program, spearheaded by Mr. Morrison and Manset resident Larry Stettner.

The duo planned to create a space where the community would gather, and open a cafe and market to sell healthy and nutritious soups and salads and other natural prepared foods. The plan was that the cafe sales would both help support the soup kitchen and make natural, nutritious and healthful fast food available to the whole community in an attractive and welcoming setting.


Over the summer they have been putting the pieces of this plan in place one by one, thanks to the outpouring of donations and volunteer energy that has materialized. A community in the support of the common good is truly being formed, said Mr. Stettner. While hundreds gathered at Seawall Sunday to watch the waves created in the wake of Hurricane Bill rise up and roll onto shore and across the road, the duo announced that the Common Good Cafe will be open for business on a regular basis starting Monday, Aug. 31 at its 566 Seawall Road location adjacent to the Seawall entrance to Acadia National Park, will provide breakfast and lunch seven days a week.

Cafe hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also offered are free Wi-Fi and free coffee.

For further information call 244-3007.

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