Food pantries in York County and Alfred Maine.

Churches, charities, and food pantries are available for the needy and low income in York County Maine. The centers focus on helping families who need help providing for themselves or their families. Hundreds of families turn to these centers every month for short term support and more long term referrals.

Groceries and free food can be offered for a defined period of time, but most centers do not offer support over the long term. What they may do instead is refer individuals to other government programs in Maine, like food stamps or WIC. These

Many families in York County who need support also need other items, such as clothing, winter coats or personal hygiene items. A pantry may be able to help with those needs, or refer an individual to a location that can help them. They often work closely with local clothing closets or thrift stores in southern Maine.

Saco Food Pantry
67 Ocean Park Road
Saco, Maine, 04072
(207) 590-4789
This pantry offers a supplemental grocery and food supply for up to 4 days once a month. Personal care items may also be distributed.

St. Matthew's Church
19 Dora Lane
Limerick, ME, 04048
The food pantry here is accessible at most onetime per month.

Hollis Center Baptist
388 Hollis Road
Hollis Center, ME, 04042
Call the center at 207-929-4711




Old Orchard Beach United Methodist Church Clothes Closet and Food Pantry
Washington and Fountain Avenues
Old Orchard Beach, ME, 04064
Clothing, including gently used winter coats, may be offered for the needy and children. Other winter attire, such as boats and hats, may be offered for students and children in school.

Stone Soup
316 Main Street
Biddeford, Maine, 04005
Dial (207) 283-0055
Items available include clothing, furniture, hot meals, and a food pantry. There is also a soup kitchen for the homeless in York County

The Salvation Army - Old Orchard Beach Corps
2 Sixth Street
Old Orchard Beach, Maine, 04064
The local branch of one of the nation’s leading charities. Spiritual guidance as well as emergency food, clothing, baby formula, and vouchers may be provided. Families in poverty can also apply for SNAP food stamps or government aid. Some limited financial assistance for rent and other expenses may be offered.

South Berwick Community Food Pantry
47 Ross Street, South Berwick, ME, 03908
Food, household cleaning products, paper supplies, and personal care items once a month; more frequently by special permission.
Phone number (207) 351-1928

Faith Christian Center Food Pantry
143 Washington Street, Limerick, ME, 04048
Dial 712-9882 for intake

Bon Appetite Meal Program
Address: 19 Crescent St
Biddeford, ME 04005
Dial (207)-205-0995
They feed the homeless, unemployed, and poor.

Church Community
Location - 34 Portland Rd
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Phone: (207)-967-3613





Friends of Community Action
162 Elm St
Biddeford, Maine 04005
Main Phone: (207)-282-4771
Everything from information on WIC vouchers to baby formula, Christmas or Thanksgiving meals, and other help in arranged in York County.

Saco Meals Program
271 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072
Phone: 207-282-3557
Home deliveries may be arranged.

Footprints Food Pantry
Main address - 37 Old Post Road
Kittery, ME, 03904
Telephone (207) 439-4673

New Covenant Baptist Church
Address of food bank - 285 Maple Street
North Berwick, ME, 03906
Perishable items, summer meals for children, and Christmas meals/toys may be provided by the charity.

Sanford Food Pantry
29 River Street
Sanford, Maine, 04073
Main number - (207) 490-2397

York Community Food Pantry
38 Woodbridge Road
York, Maine, 03909
(207) 351-1928
Serves individuals across York County. Anyone who needs help can stop by for a food box, meals, or referrals. Also workers closely with charities and non-profits in the region.

Acton Ecumenical Food Pantry
59 H-Road
Acton, Maine, 04001

Limington Congregational Church
302 Sokokis Avenue, Limington, ME, 04049
Call the church at (207) 637-2061
Meals for the homeless, shelter, vegetables, canned goods, and other support is provided.

St. Mary's Ecumenical
236 Eldridge Road
Wells, ME, 04090}
The emergency food bank helps working poor families as well as the unemployed. There are also surpluse USDA commodities, holiday meals, and more.




Arundel Food Pantry
1237 Alfred Road
Arundel, Maine, 04046
Main phone number is (207) 324-1137

The Salvation Army of Sanford
871 Main Street, Sanford, ME, 04073
Various social services and emergency aid may be available. This is in addition to a food box once a month per household. May be able to help people apply for assistance including LIHEAP, housing, or rent, and more. Also administer holiday and Christmas food programs across York County Maine.

SoBo Central
46 Witchtrot Road
South Berwick, Maine, 03908

First Parish Church
650 Center Rd
Lebanon, ME 04027
Phone for intake is (207)651-8768
Groceries, Meals on Wheels for seniors, and social services are run.

For more information on non-profit and government food assistance programs, dial 207.782.3554. Whether it is help from a Mobile Pantry, surplus commodities, or public aid, resources are available in York County.

By Jon McNamara

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