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Food Assistance at Maine Parishes

Christ the Divine Mercy, Millinocket
St. Martin of Tours Food Pantry, located on 19 Colby Street in Millinocket, is open each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Those in need fill out a food list and it is brought outside the church with no personal contact. For more information, call (207) 746-3333 or email [email protected].

Christ the King Parish, Skowhegan
The St. Peter Food Pantry in Bingham, part of Christ the King Parish, will continue to meet the needs of its clients, but with a change in the way the food is distributed. Items will now be packaged and left at the door of the pantry for pickup. The pantry, which serves residents form the communities of Bingham, Caratunk, Concord, Moscow, Moxie, and Pleasant Ridge, is open the first and third Wednesdays of the month. The adjacent thrift store is temporarily closed. For more information about the food pantry, call (207) 696-4483.

Holy Spirit Parish, Wells/Kennebunk
St. Mary’s Ecumenical Food Pantry, located at St. Mary Church on 236 Eldridge Road in Wells, is operating on Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is a drive-thru format as all clients remain in their car and one volunteer hands them an order sheet that they fill out. Another volunteer duplicates the order sheet by filling it in so it does not change hands. The order is filled and the bags are placed in the trunks of the cars. For more information, call (207) 646-4605.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Auburn
The parish’s Parish Social Ministry program is offering assistance to any parish individuals or families, particularly the elderly, homebound, or those who might be food insecure. The program is also providing assistance in offering guidance on those who may need fuel and rent assistance. For more information, contact Deacon Denis Mailhot at (207) 782-8096, ext. 1203, or [email protected].

Notre Dame du Mont Carmel Parish, Madawaska
Our Lady of the Valley Parish, St. Agatha
St. Peter Chanel Parish, Van Buren

All food pantries of churches in Notre Dame du Mont Carmel Parish, Our Lady of the Valley Parish, and St. Peter Chanel Parish remain open. Each pantry has made some changes in how food is handled and distributed for both the safety of the client and the volunteer staff assisting. For more information about updated pick up times and schedules, call (207) 728-7531.

Parish of the Ascension of the Lord, Kittery
St. Raphael Church, located on 6 Whipple Road in Kittery, will provide takeout dinners on Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the church hall. For more information, call (207) 439-0442.

Parish of the Precious Blood, Caribou
The Ashland Food Pantry, located on 31A Station Street, is open on the second Tuesdays (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and third Thursdays (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) of the month with assembled boxes of food to speed up drive-through distribution and minimize contact. The Caribou Ecumenical Food Pantry, located on 31 Herschel Street (Unit #1), is also in a drive-through distribution format and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (make arrangements prior to arrival by calling 207-493-4860). The Caribou Bread of Life Soup Kitchen, located on 62 Collins Street, is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Grace Interfaith Food Table (GIFT), located on 11 Industrial Street in Presque Isle, is open on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon with drive-through distributions. St. Charles Food Pantry, located on 912 Main Street in Saint Francis, is open on the first Thursday after the first Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. It is also available to provide food in emergencies. Pre-boxed supplies will be brought to people’s vehicles. To make arrangements, all (207) 834-5656. St. Louis Ecumenical Food Pantry, located on 100 Main Street in Limestone, is open on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. and the second and fourth Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assembled boxes will be distributed in a drive-through format. St. Mary’s Food Pantry, located on 3443 Main Street in Eagle Lake, will be open the first Wednesday after the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (giving senior boxes right off the trailer, giving pre-boxed pantry products in parking lot, and giving out help to those who need it due to unemployment). For more information about delivery to the homeboud at any site, call (207) 768-3671.

Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Old Town
The Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord will continue offering its food pantry, located on 33 Carroll Street in Old Town, on the last Monday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The parish will also continue offering its community supper as a takeout only option on the third Friday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The community supper is offered at the back of Holy Family Church in the Brunswick Street parking lot in Old Town. For more information, call (207) 827-4000.

Portland Peninsula & Island Parishes, Portland/Peaks Island
The St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, located on 307 Congress Street, is offering bagged lunches and water to community members on Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon. The Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Food Pantry, located on 80 Sherman Street, is distributing “grab and go” bags each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The bags will still provide items from all food groups. For more information, call (207) 773-7746.

St. Brendan the Navigator Parish, Camden
St. Bernard Soup Kitchen on 150 Broadway in Rockland remains open Mondays through Fridays. Anyone can come and get a takeout lunch at noon. During the outbreak, around 60 people have been coming for the lunches each day.  For more information, call (207) 592-5204.

St. John Vianney Parish, Fort Kent
The parish currently has two food pantries that remain open: St. Charles Borromeo Food Pantry in Saint Francis and St. Mary Food Pantry in Eagle Lake. St. Charles Borromeo, located on 912 Main Street, is open on the first Thursday of each month, while St. Mary, located on 3443 Aroostook Road, is open on the first Wednesday of each month. Both pantries also offer emergency food anytime during the month. To receive immediate assistance, call the parish office at (207) 834-5656. In addition, the parish has received a $1,000 COVID-19 seed grant from Grass Roots Fund to assist more residents. When individuals and families indicate they need food, a box is prepared for them to pick up at the garage door. 

St. Joseph Parish, Bridgton
The St. Joseph Food Pantry, located on 225 South High Street in Bridgton, is open the fourth Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (207) 647-2334.

St. Joseph Parish, Farmington
Takeout meals will be available on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Joseph Parish hall on the corner of Quebec and Middle Street. For more information, (207) 778-2778.

St. Mary of the Visitation Parish, Houlton
The St. Mary’s Food Pantry, located on 110 Military Street in Houlton, will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or by appointment. The pantry has instituted a drive-through distribution. To make arrangements, call (207) 532-9122.

St. Matthew Parish, Limerick
St. Matthew Food Pantry of St. Matthew Parish (19 Dora Lane in Limerick) is still operating on the first Monday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Clients are asked to remain in their vehicles.  Volunteers will approach, get the required information and will deliver directly to their vehicles. For more information, call (207) 793-2244. 

St. Michael Parish, Augusta
The St. Denis/Whitefield Food Pantry, located on 298 Grand Army Road in Whitefield, is open on the first Friday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. In addition, the food pantry at St. Francis Xavier, located on 130 U.S. Route 133 in Winthrop, is serving takeout meals on Mondays through Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call (207) 623-8823.

St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Bangor
St. Vincent de Paul Ministry is still in operation to address emergency assistance needs. Four times a year, a second collection is held to gather funds to assist those in the greater community with their need. Volunteers in the ministry handle the requests received by the parish office, including requests for fuel assistance. For more information, call (207) 217-6740.

St. Rose of Lima Parish, Jay
Takeout meals will be available on Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the St. Rose Parish hall on 1 Church Street. For more information, call (207) 897-2173.