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Maine free food banks and food pantries.

Find a listing of food banks, soup kitchens and free emergency food pantries that may be near you in Maine. The distribution centers are run by non-profit organizations, charities or churches that provide assistance to low-income families, seniors and people who need help. The items provided by each center will vary, but may include free food, groceries, meat, frozen items, Meals on Wheels and nutritional support. Find a free food pantry or food bank in Maine near you.

Many of the pantries in ME also pass out free personal hygiene supplies or toiletries as well as operate drive thru food banks. Or they serve Christmas, holiday, and Thanksgiving meals. Many unemployed and low income families from the greater Maine community rely on the centers and the generosity of their volunteers as well as donors, including the free Meals on Wheels for the elderly or seniors over 60 in ME.

While many of the programs are focused on the low income and elderly, it is true that in general people facing a hardship can get help from a Maine food bank. Bags of groceries, hot meals, canned goods, hot meals from soup kitchens and holiday supplies may be offered. In addition they can be a great resource to learn about other local charities and programs in the area that can help you meet other needs.

These free food banks offer help but there are additional programs. Find a free referral number at the bottom of this page for more Maine food pantries. Many towns and counties have other programs and charities that support the low-income. Ask the staff at a pantry for more information on other assistance programs, apps for freebies or food and resources that are located in various counties across Maine. Or look here for a freebies stuff near you app.

Locations of food pantries and soup kitchens by county

There are many food banks as well as soup kitchens (for free hot meals) that serve certain counties or cities. Find them immediately below. Or for even more resources that cover the state, continue to scroll down the page for information on hunger prevention programs.

Community and regional free food and banks in ME

Good Shepherd Food Bank is the main Feeding America affiliate for the state. They partner with hundreds of local emergency food pantries, government social service agencies and feeing sites to feed the low income and struggling. The non-profit will direct people to a local free food distribution center near them for groceries, produce, government commodities and more.




The non-profit also help with applications to government benefits, including SNAP food stamps, USDA free school lunches, WIC vouchers for baby formula and free food for refugees or asylum seekers. There are also programs in Maine such as Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), Summer Food Service Program, farm produce from CSA and more. Location is 3121 Hotel Rd, Auburn - Maine, 04210. Phone - (207) 782-3554.

Brunswick Food Pantry - Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP)
12 Tenney Wy, Brunswick, ME 04011. Call (207) 725-2716
Canned goods, perishable fruits and vegetables, meats, and more may be available. Call for hours and further details.

Winthrop Food Bank
Address is 10 Cross Rd, Winthrop, ME 04364. Dial - (207) 377-3332
A leading pantry in the region. Low income, homeless, and working poor use the center.

Cultivating Community - East End Garden
Portland - ME, 04104. Call for free food - 207.761.4769
The non-profit charity services hot meals, provide food to seniors and children, and can provide other forms of assistance.

Bread of Life Food Pantry
14 Lewiston Rd, Gray, ME. Call 207-657-1500
Some of what may offered includes groceries, canned goods, breads, rice, pasta and more. Formula for newborns may be offered too.

Augusta Food Bank
161 Mt Vernon Ave, Augusta, ME 04330. Telephone: 207-622-5225
The non-profit gives away dry goods, free boxes of food, dairy, meat and other goods.





CrossWalk Community Outreach
Address is 125 State Park Rd, Naples, ME 04055. Call 207-615-3226
This location serves the towns of Naples, Sebago, Casco, Bridgton and Harrison with free meals and free food boxes. The charity will also offer seniors or single moms free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, all of which may also be provided.

Wayside Evening Soup Kitchen
577 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04103. Call (207)775-4939
Hot breakfasts, lunches, and other meals may be served. Some home delivery services may be available too.

New Covenant Food Pantry
Location is 285 Maple Street, North Berwick ME, 03906. Telephone - 207-676-3332
May also have basic needs such as information on winter coats, holiday meals and toys, and more.

Salvation Army southern Maine
A free food pantry and soup kitchen are at 297 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101.
The charity works with other local agencies. There are free food boxes for the poor, seniors on social security in Maine or asylum seekers. Or get holiday food, grocery boxes and other support. Main phone (207) 774-6304.

Preble Street
PO Box 1459, Portland, Maine 04104 . Phone number - (207)775-0026
Emergency bags of groceries, canned goods, formula, and holiday assistance is offered. Most of this is done so in partnership with churches and charities..

Maine locations of additional free food banks or pantries

State residents can call the primary Maine Food Banks at (207)782-3554. This Feeding America Maine center has partnerships and works with numerous other soup kitchens, food banks and pantries that are located across the region and that may be near you. They should be able to refer you to a location in your immediate area if need be.


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