Hunger/Homelessness Forum Held in Bangor 

Representatives from homeless shelters and soup kitchens in and around Bangor met Saturday for a special forum.The “Hunger and Homelessness Forum” was sponsored by the Greater Bangor Area Cluster United Methodist Churches.They invited folks from Manna Ministries, the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, Crossroads Ministries and Brewer General Assistance to take part in the dialogue.Their goal was to get to the root causes of poverty, homelessness and hunger in our area. “If you look at the numbers, a considerable number of people in the greater bangor area don’t have a place to live…they’re in shelters or sleeping on chairs. It’s a major problem.”Those who attended the forum say they plan on meeting again as a larger group to discuss what they’ve learned…and to figure out what changes need to happen to make hunger and homelessness a thing of the past in greater Bangor.