Resources Available: Free Trash Bags, Rent Relief, Energy Assistance

The Corner Cupboard, at the Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, is providing FREE Pay As You Throw (PAYT) orange trash bags on Saturday, November 21, at 10:00 a.m. Drive by or walk over to pick up. The Corner Cupboard is a non-food item pantry for those in need. Its mission is to assist members of the community by providing non-food essentials in a dignified and non-discriminatory manner.

MaineHousing announced last week that the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program has reopened, paying up to $1,000 per month for October, November, and December, for renters unable to pay their rent due to the coronavirus pandemic. Applicants can apply by calling 324-5762, Option 9, or by clicking the Online application.

We’ve had an unusually warm run of late autumn days, but the nights are chilly and winter will be here in no time at all. When the first snow falls—and that could be as early as next week—it’s important to be prepared. If you need heating assistance, call York County Community Action at 459-2950 to apply for HEAP—the Home Energy Assistance Program. Your application can be taken by phone. You may also qualify for the Electricity Lifeline and Weatherization programs. YCCAC can help you apply.