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Maine free food banks.

Find a listing of food banks, soup kitchens and free emergency food pantries that may be near you in Maine. These are run by non-profit organizations, charities or churches that are committed to providing assistance to people who need help. The items provided by each center will vary, however the support provided may include free food, groceries, meat, frozen items, and other forms of nutritional support.

Many of the pantries in Maine also pass out free personal hygiene supplies or toiletries. 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.

While many of the programs and resources 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, 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 are no your only option though. Find a free referral number at the bottom of this page. Many towns and counties have other programs and charities that support the needy. Ask the staff at a pantry for more information on other assistance programs that are located in various counties across Maine.

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.

Good Shepherd Food Bank
3121 Hotel Rd
Auburn - Maine, 04210
Phone - (207) 782-3554




Brunswick Food Pantry
84 Union St.
Brunswick - ME, 04011
(207) 725-1151
Canned goods, perishable fruits and vegetables, meats, and more may be available. Call for hours and further details.

Winthrop Food Bank
Address is 15 High St.
Winthrop - ME, 04364
Dial - (207) 377-3332

Cultivating Community
P.O. Box 3792
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.

Good Shepherd Food-Bank of Maine
415 Lisbon St/
Lewiston - Maine, 04240
For information, call 207-782-3554
A leading pantry in the region. Low income, homeless, and working poor use the center.





GE Free Maine
Portland - ME, 04102

Bread of Life Food Pantry
696 River Road
Orrington, ME 04474

Good Shepherd Food-Bank
3121 Hotel Road/ PO Box 1807
Auburn , ME 04211-1807
Some of what may offered includes groceries, canned goods, breads, rice, pasta and more. Formula for newborns may be offered too.

Augusta Food Bank
9 Summer St.
Augusta - ME, 04330
Telephone: 207-622-5225

CrossWalk Community Outreach
Address is 15 Village Green
Naples - Maine, 04055
This location serves the towns of Naples, Sebago, Casco, Bridgton and Harrison with free meals and free food boxes. Christmas and Thanksgiving meals may also be provided.

Wayside Evening Soup Kitchen
252 Oxford St.
Portland, ME 04141
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
May also have basic needs such as information on winter coats, holiday meals and toys, and more.

Preble Street
PO Box 1459
Portland, Maine 04104
Phone number - (207)775-0026

Augusta Food Bank
9 Summer Street
Augusta, Maine 04330
Emergency bags of groceries, canned goods, formula, and holiday assistance is offered. Most of this is done so in partnership with churches and charities.





Winthrop Food Pantry
15 High St.
Winthrop, ME 4364
Phone for more more information on food assistance programs is (207) 377-3332. Call to find qualifications.

Maine locations of additional free food banks or pantries

State residents can call the primary Maine Food Banks at (207)782-3554. This 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.


By Jon McNamara

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