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Cumberland County Maine free food pantries.

Find information on food pantries in Portland and Cumberland County Maine. Various churches, food banks, soup kitchens, and pantries near you can provide individuals and families with a variety of services. The locations will offer low income families access to assistance programs to prevent hunger. If you need help, call one of the centers below for meals, free food, groceries, Thanksgiving or Christmas food baskets, or other support. Find a referral number at the bottom of the page as well.

The programs will vary by location, but in general families can get perishable items like fruits, fresh vegetables, breads, and more. Most of the pantries in the Portland Maine area will also offer assistance around the holidays, such as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals and gifts. Or they operate soup kitchens in Cumberland County Maine. Many also help new parents by offer infant formula or diapers.

Also call about free or low cost non-perishable food items. In general that will include items like toiletries, personal products, clothing, diapers, and cleaning products. Some of the centers may also coordinate limited amounts of financial assistance for bills and other needs.

Jewish Family Services Food Pantry
Address: 57 Ashmont Street
Portland, Maine 04103
Phone - 772-1959
A key focus is on helping the elderly, and there may be Meals on Wheels, holiday food baskets, and other goods.

Falmouth Food Pantry
271 Falmouth Road
Falmouth, Maine, 04105
Telephone - 632-2687

Vineyard Church of Greater Portland
Food pantry location - 715 Bridgton Road
Westbrook, ME, 04097
854-8339

 

 

 

Catherine's Cupboard
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, ME 04084
893-7790
Call for access to meals. The low income, homeless, working poor, unemployed and disadvantaged can get free food, groceries, and emergency food boxes.

Project FEED at Woodfords Congregational Church
202 Woodford Street
Portland, Maine 04103
Dial 207-761-3920
The charity has an emergency food pantry on site. It provides toiletries, free food, diapers, baby formula and household cleaning products in Cumberland County. The items given can last up to 7 days.

Salvation Army
They offer various social services in Cumberland County Maine. There are food pantries, soup kitchens, and Family Stores. Canned groceries, perishable food, Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, and other resources are offered. There are also turkey dinners for the low income and homeless. More on Salvation Army free food in Cumberland County.

Boys & Girls Club – Southern Maine and Cumberland County
277 Cumberland Ave
Portland, ME 04101
(207)874-1069
Free after school programs for teens that may also give them snacks or meals.

 

 

 

 

Amistad Inc.
Address is 66 State St
Portland, ME 04101
For hours, dial 207-773-1956

My Place Teen Center
755 Main St
Westbrook, ME 04092
Phone number (207)854-2800
Teens and students from Cumberland County can get help.

Freeport Community Services
Address is 53 Depot St
Freeport, 04032
Call (207) 865-3985

Catholic Charities of Portland and Southern Maine
They offer food, meals, free hygiene supplies or toiletries, baby supplies and more. Whether a single mother, immigrant or low income, assistance is offered. More on Catholic Charities Portland and Maine area.

Stroudwater Christian Church
1520 Westbrook St
Portland, ME 04102
For hours of the free food bank and soup kitchen, dial 207-200-5985

Furry Friends Pet Pantry - Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
PO Box 336
Westbrook, Maine 04098
207-854-9771
Low cost or free dog and cat food is given, in particular to needy seniors and homes with children. Also talk to a vet for information and get other care for animals.

Gray Community Food Pantry
Location is 55 Westwood Road
Gray, ME 04039
Main Phone - 207-657-4279
The Cumberland County location has perishable and non-perishable goods, such as soup, cereal, and other free food items. There is also a free thrift shop with clothing, winter coats for kids, and more.

Gorham Food Pantry
Location of pantry - 299 Main Street
Gorham, Maine, 04038
839-4857
Cereal, meats, soup, and household cleaning supplies may be given by the charity.

 

 

 

 

Naples Food Pantry
1000 Roosevelt Trail
Naples, Maine, 04055
693-6594

Scarborough Free Baptist Church
55 Mussey Road
Scarborough, ME, 04074
Call (207) 883-2336 for information on food distribution hours.

St. Joseph's Food Pantry
Main address - 225 South High Street
Bridgton, Maine, 04009
Dial 653-9522
There is also a soup kitchen on site for Cumberland County families. Other goods include dried Beans, pasta or sauce, rice, fruit, and more.

Casco Village Church UCC
941 Meadow Road
Casco, Maine, 04015
Phone number - (207) 627-4282
In addition to providing free or low cost food boxes to Cumberland families, may also have clothing and holiday assistance. Senior citizens and children can get small toys, or the family entire meals.

Community Auxiliary Food Pantry
11 Yarmouth Road
Gray, ME, 04039
(207) 428-3687
The charity has items such as Dried beans, baby formula, rice, PB and J, bread, and more. The pantry may also have personal toiletries like detergent, soap and more.

Harrison Seventh Day Adventist
Address of pantry is 2 Naples Road
Harrison, ME, 04040
Phone - 583-6178

Raymond Food Pantry
1273 Main Street
Raymond, ME, 04071
Call 232-5830

Front Street Community Pantry
Address - 34 West Presumpscot Street
Portland, Maine, 04103
Phone - (207) 221-8050
Assistance programs can offer meals, fresh fruits and vegetables, baby formula, and much more to the needy.

Bridgton Food Pantry
98 Main Street
Bridgton, ME, 04009
(207) 787-3904

 

 

 

 

The Food Basket
Main address: 15 Village Green
Naples, ME 04055
207-615-3226
Programs include USDA programs such as WIC or food stamps, Meals on Wheels for the disabled and elderly, and a free food bank.

White Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church
97 Allen Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
Phone: 207-797-4414
Food bank has fresh vegetables, fruit, canned goods, and other foods.

Congregational Church in Cumberland UCC
282 Main Street
Cumberland, ME, 04021
829-3419

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention
Location - 84A Union Street
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-2716
Distributes food and referrals to those who need help. Learn about government programs such as food stamps, LIHEAP, rent assistance, and stop by for meals too. There are also referrals to Meals on Wheels for the elderly, homebound, and retirees in Cumberland County. Partners with local churches, Maine and federal government food programs, and non-profits to provide resources to the low income, elderly, and working poor.

New Gloucester Food Pantry
19 Gloucester Hill Road
New Gloucester, ME, 04260

Sacred Heart/St. Dominic's Catholic Church
80 Sherman Street
Portland, ME, 04101
Call the church food pantry at 772-6182
Volunteers help the homeless and families in poverty. Whether it is a breakfast, lunch, or emergency box of groceries, assistance is available. A thrift store may also have blankets and other goods, such as winter hats/coats.

Sebago Food Pantry
Location is 183 Sebago Road
East Sebago, Maine, 04029

Windham Food Pantry
Address - 377 Gray Road
Windham, ME, 04062
Phone number - (207) 892-1931
A number of low income programs are offered. They have an on-site food bank and thrift store. May also have clothing from time to time as well.

First Baptist Church Portland
360 Canco Road
Portland, ME, 04103
Phone - (207) 773-3123
Everything from Easter baskets for kids, Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, and a box of groceries for working poor families may be available.

Westbrook Community Food Pantry
Address is 426 Bridge Street
Westbrook, Maine, 04092
Main phone number - (207) 591-8147

 

 

 

 

General Food Pantry
53 Depot Street
Freeport, ME, 04032
The non-profit may have dry and canned goods, fruits, applications to summer snack programs for students, paper products, and more.

Casco Alliance Church
450 Roosevelt Trail
Casco, ME, 04015
Primary phone number - (207) 655-4054

First Congregational Church UCC of South Portland Emergency Food Pantry
Address of food bank - 301 Cottage Road
South Portland, Maine, 04106
(207) 799-3361
If you or your family is faced with a crisis, call or stop by the pantry for emergency food boxes and support. There may be items such as Boxed Pastas, Baby Formula, Ensure for the elderly, canned meat, dairy, and other goods.

Scarborough Food Pantry
Address - 167 Black Point Road
Scarborough, ME, 04074
Telephone - 207-883-2342

Sagamore Food Pantry
Primary address is 21 Popham Street
Portland, Maine 04102
Call 207-347-6125
Call for applications to bread, fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, and even pastries. The homeless and single moms are main users of the pantry. There are also annual holiday meal services.

Community center of Cumberland
290 Tuttle Road
Cumberland, ME 04021
Call 829-2205 for hours.
They provide assistance either once a month or week. They also serve Thanksgiving and Christmas meals in Cumberland County.

Food Center
Address is 94 Washington Avenue
Portland, Maine, 04101
Phone number - (207) 772-3704
Free baby formula, vouchers for diapers, information on financial aid or housing, and other support is available.

Preble Street Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
252 Oxford Street
Portland, Maine, 04101
Telephone - (207) 775-0026
Call for groceries, hot meals, food boxes, and more. May have some assistance around Thanksgiving and Christmas too. Also learn about school lunches for your children, WIC, food stamps, and even financial aid. There is also a hot meal soup kitchen and brown bag lunches in Cumberland County.

St. Luke's
Location is 143 State Street
Portland, ME, 04101
(207) 772-5434
In addition to food, may also have information on financial assistance and grant programs like LIHEAP.

The Warming Hut
183 Sebago Road
East Sebago, Maine, 04029
Hot lunches and dinners and other food is offered. Gift cards may be used in some cases.

 

 

 

 

The South Portland Food Cupboard
611 Main Street
South Portland, ME, 04106
Phone number - (207) 874-0379

Additional free food and hot meals in Cumberland County and Portland

For more information on mobile or fixed location food pantries in Cumberland County Maine near you, programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance or meals on wheels, and other aid dial 207.782.3554. There are also soup kitchens and resources for children facing hunger.

By Jon McNamara

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