Community Resources

 
Wayside Food Programs is part of a strong network of agencies that offer food and other basic needs assistance to our community. If you are looking for help with locating or accessing food pantries or social services, we would be happy to assist you. Below you will find a list of Portland and Cumberland County food pantries and programs, as well as additional resources throughout the state. If you need further assistance, please contact our office at (207) 775-4939. 
 
**We are working hard to support our partner agencies during this time. Please note that most pantries that are remaining open are moving to an emergency food model, so please be prepared for a different distribution system as well as potentially less of a variety of foods you are accustomed to. Please keep in mind that any changes have not been made lightly and are being made with the safety and health of all community members in mind. If you feel sick, please refrain from visiting a pantry. If you are sick and need food, please call us at (207) 775-4939. Please note that we are not working from the office at the time so please leave a message and we will return your call.**

Statewide Resources

 

A statewide directory of over 8,000 health and human service resources, including information about programs providing assistance with food, shelter, clothing, heating, and healthcare. Visit 211maine.org or dial 2-1-1 for information by phone.

 

 

Community Meals and Soup Kitchens

STARTING MARCH 18: Meals are available for youth up to age 18. Meals will include both breakfast and lunch and can be pickup up together Monday - Friday anytime between 10am - 12pm from the bus loop at each participating school. Meals cannot be consumed on site as PPS buildings are closed to the public. If you drive up, please stay in your car. Walk-ups are also welcome. Please note, staff will not be requiring identification, but Federal Guidelines state that these meals are for children and teens only. There is no income requirement. Please feel free to pick up meals at any site that is the most convenient, regardless of where the student attends school.

Take-away meals are available at the following locations:

Deering High School (map)
East End Community School (map)
King Middle School (map)
Lyman Moore Middle School (map)
Peaks Island Elementary School (map)
Presumpscot Elementary School (map)
Riverton Elementary School (map)
Rowe Elementary School (map)
 

For more information please visit the Portland Public School's website linked here. 


Meals are currently being provided by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine. Due to the closure of their facilitires, takeaway meals will be available for families Monday - Friday between 4pm - 5pm for any youth age 18 and under. 

Takeaway meals are available at the following locations:

Auburn/Lewiston Clubhouse (map)
Portland Clubhouse (map)
Sagamore Village Clubhouse (map)
South Portland Clubhouse (map)
Riverton Park Clubhouse (map


For more information, please visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine website linked here.


Wayside Community Meals / Locations vary / 775-4939
Free meals in safe, neighborhood-based settings in Portland, South Portland and Westbrook
**Wayside's Community Meals are temporarily cancelled until further notice**
 
Preble Street Resource Center Soup Kitchen / 252 Oxford Street, Portland / 775-0026
Breakfast, 8-9:30 AM
Lunch, 11:30-1 PM
Dinner, 4:30-6 PM
**These meals are currently open. Guests will be seated on a rolling basis with 50 guests sitting and eating at one time.**
 
Preble Street Teen Center Soup Kitchen / 343 Cumberland Avenue, Portland / 874-1197
Breakfast, 8-9 AM
Lunch, 12-1 PM
Dinner, 6-7 PM
**This facility is currently open. Take-away meals and pre-packaged boxes of food are available upon request for anyone under 21 years of age. Please call ahead.**
 
St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen / 307 Congress Street, Portland / 772-1113
Lunch, Monday through Friday 11-12:30 PM
**This location is currently open offering take-away meals**

Portland Food Pantries

SUNDAY

Stroudwater Food Pantry / 1520 Westbrook Street / 200-5985
Sunday 1-3 PM
Service Area: Greater Portland
**This pantry will remain opening offering pre-packaged boxes of food. Guests will be assisted at the front door or in their car as the facility will be closed to guests. Please contact them if you need to schedule home delivery.**

MONDAY

Salvation Army Food Pantry / 297 Cumberland Ave / 774-6304
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1-2:30 PM
Service area: Greater Portland
Required document: Photo ID and ID for children
**This pantry is open by appointment only. Guests need to call ahead of time.**
 
St. Vincent Food Pantry / 307 Congress Street / 772-1113
Monday-Friday 11AM -12:30 PM (clothes Friday)
Service area: Portland
**This pantry is temporarily closed until further notice.**

TUESDAY

Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services Food Pantry / 1342 Congress Street  / 772-1959 ext. 259
Tuesday and Thursday, call for appointment
Service area: Cumberland and York counties
Required document: Photo ID
**This Pantry will be open 3/17 distributing prepackaged food boxes. This pantry will be closed due to the closure of the Community Center starting 3/18. All diapers will be transfered to the City of Portland and distributed through WIC and the Family Shelter.**
 
Sacred Heart Food Pantry / 80 Sherman Street / 773-7746
Tuesday 10-11:30 AM
Service area: Portland
**This pantry is open distributing pre-packaged boxes of food. Distribution will start at 8AM.**
 
Sagamore Food Pantry / 21 Popham Street / 347-6125
Tuesday 10-11 AM
Service area: Open to all
Required document: Photo ID and ID for children
**This pantry will stay open despite the facility being closed to the public. They will be distributing prepackaged bags of food.**
 
St. Vincent Food Pantry / 307 Congress Street / 772-1113
Monday-Friday 11AM -12:30 PM (clothes Friday)
Service area: Portland
**This pantry is temporarily closed until further notice.**
 
Wayside Mobile Food Pantry at Sagamore Village / 21 Popham Street / 775-4939
Fourth Tuesday 10 AM
Service area: Sagamore Village Neighborhood
**This pantry will be open and distributing pre-packaged boxes of food.**

WEDNESDAY

First Baptist Church Food Pantry / 360 Canco Road / 773-3123
Wednesday 11 AM
Service area: Portland
Required Document: Photo ID & Proof of Residency
**This pantry will remain opening offering pre-packaged boxes of food. Guests will be assisted at the front door or in their car as the facility will be closed to guests.**
 
Salvation Army Food Pantry / 297 Cumberland Ave / 774-6304
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1-2:30 PM
Service area: Greater Portland
Require Document: Photo ID and ID for children
**This pantry is open by appointment only. Guests need to call ahead of time.**
 
St. Vincent Food Pantry / 307 Congress Street / 772-1113
Monday-Friday 11AM -12:30 PM (clothes Friday)
Service area: Portland
**This pantry is temporarily closed until further notice**
 
Wayside Mobile Food Pantry at Harbor Terrace / 284 Danforth Street / 775-4939
Third Wednesday 2 PM
Service Area: West End Neighborhood
**This pantry will be open and distributing pre-packaged boxes of food.**

THURSDAY

Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services Food Pantry / 1342 Congress Street  / 772-1959 ext. 259
Tuesday and Thursday, call for appointment
Service area: Cumberland and York counties
**This Pantry will be open 3/17 distributing prepackaged food boxes. This pantry will be closed due to the closure of the Community Center starting 3/18. All diapers will be transfered to the City of Portland and distributed through WIC and the Family Shelter.**
 
St. Luke's Cathedral Food Pantry / 134 Park Street / 772-5434
Thursday 9:30-11 AM
Service area: Open to all
**St. Luke's Food Pantry will remain open despite the closure of the Cathedral to the public. They will be distributing prepackaged bags of food.**
 
St. Vincent Food Pantry / 307 Congress Street / 772-1113
Monday-Friday 11AM -12:30 PM (clothes Friday)
Service area: Portland
**This pantry is temporarily closed until further notice**
 
Wayside Mobile Food Pantry at Bayside Anchor / 81 Oxford Street / 775-4939
First Thursday, 11 AM
Service area: Bayside and Kennedy Park neighborhoods
**This pantry will be open and distributing pre-packaged boxes of food.**
 
Wayside Mobile Food Pantry at Washington Gardens / 577 Washington Ave / 775-4939
Second Thursday 10:30 AM
Service area: Front Street and Washington Gardens neighborhoods
**This pantry will be open and distributing pre-packaged boxes of food.**
 
White Memorial Food Pantry / 97 Allen Ave / 797-4414
Thursday 7:15AM-9 AM (clothes Wednesday 4-6 PM)
Service area: Open to all
Required document: Photo ID 
**This pantry will remain open offering prepacked food boxes. Guests will be assisted at the front door or in their car as the facility will be closed to guests.**

FRIDAY

Salvation Army Food Pantry / 297 Cumberland Ave / 774-6304
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1-2:30 PM 
Service area: Greater Portland
Required document: Photo ID & ID for children
**This pantry is open by appointment only. Guests need to call ahead of time**
 
St. Vincent Food Pantry / 307 Congress Street / 772-1113
Monday-Friday 11AM -12:30 PM (clothes Friday)
Service area: Portland
**This pantry is temporarily closed until further notice**

MONDAY-FRIDAY, Daily

Preble Street Resource Center Food Pantry / 252 Oxford Street / 775-0026
Monday-Friday 1:30-4 PM
Service area: Open to all
**This pantry will be open offering pre-packaged boxes of food.**
 
Project FEED / 202 Woodford Street / 761-3920
Monday-Friday 1-3 PM
Service area: Open to Cumberland County
Required document: Referral from caseworker
**This pantry is closed until further notice.**

Other Food Pantries by Surrounding Town

BRIDGTON

Bridgton United Methodist Church / 214 Main Street / 647-4476
Tuesday 11-6 PM
Service area: Bridgton, Naples
**This pantry is open however there is a limited number of people allowed inside at one time.**
 
St. Joseph Parish / 225 South High Street / 647-2334
Fourth Tuesday of the month 11-1 PM
Service area: Bridgton, Naples
**This pantry will be open on 3/24 and distributing pre-packaged boxes of food.**

BRUNSWICK

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program / 12 Tenney Way / 725-2716 x311
Tuesday 11-2 PM and 4-6 PM; Wednesday and Friday 11-2 PM; Saturday 12-3 PM
Service area: Bailey Island, Brunswick, Cundy's Harbor, Orr's Island, Topsham, Harpswell, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Lisbon, Lisbon Falls, Durham
**The pantry is open distributing pre-packaged boxes of food. They are also offering take-away lunches Monday-Friday 11-12:30PM and Saturday 12-1:30PM. If you are in need of home delivery, please call. This pantry also operates Mobile Food Pantries. For a MFP schedule, please visit their website linked here.**
 

BUXTON

Buxton Food Coop / 937 Long Plains Road / 929-8806
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9:20 AM; Those needing extra assistance can arrive at 9 AM
**This pantry is currently open. Please allow for a longer wait time as they will be allowing 5 guests in at one time.**

CAPE ELIZABETH

Judy's Pantry / 280 Ocean House Road / 799-8396
Second and fourth Tuesday January-June 3-5 PM; Tuesday July-November 3-5 PM; December, call for dates
Service area: Cape Elizabeth
**We have not confirmed accuracy of normal hours of operation at this time.**

CASCO

Casco Alliance Church / 450 Roosevelt Trail / 344-5370
Third Monday 6-7 PM; First Tuesday 6-7 PM
Service area: Open to all
**This pantry is open distributing pre-packaged boxes of food.**
 
Casco Village Church / 941 Meadow Road / 627-4282
Fourth Thursday, January-October 4-6 PM; Monday before Thanksgiving and Christmas
Service area: Casco
Required Documents: Proof of residence
**This pantry will be open on Thursday, March 26th from 2-5:30 PM by appointment only distributing pre-packed boxes of food. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.**

CUMBERLAND

Community Food Pantry / 290 Tuttle Road / 232-5258
First, second and fourth Fridays 3-6 PM
Service area: Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester
Required Documents: Proof of residence and Photo ID
**This pantry will be open and distributing pre-packaged boxes of food. Guests will be greeted outside as the building is closed to the public.**

EAST BALDWIN

First Congregational Church Food Pantry / 26 School Street / 625-2360
Tuesday 9:30-10:30 AM
Service Area: East Baldwin and neighboring towns
**This pantry is open and will be distributing pre-packaged boxes of food. Guests will be greeted outside as the building is closed to the public.**

FALMOUTH

Falmouth Food Pantry / 271 Falmouth Road / 632-2687
First and third Monday 9-11 AM; Second, third and fourth Tuesday 9:30-11:30 AM; Second, third and fourth Thursday 4:30-6:30 PM
Service area: Greater Portland
Required Documents: Proof of residence
**This pantry will be open on Monday, 3/16 and then closed until further notice.**

FREEPORT

Freeport Community Services / 53 Depot Street / 865-3985 ext. 205
Monday - Thursday 10-4 PM
Service area: Freeport and Pownal
Required Docuuments: Proof of residence 
**This pantry will be open Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 11AM - 1PM. Due to the facility being closed to the public, they will be distributing pre-packaged boxes of food outside.**

GORHAM

Gorham Food Pantry / 299B Main Street / 222-4351
Second and fourth Wednesday 6-7 PM; Thursday 10AM-12 PM
Service area: Gorham
Required Documents: Proof of residence
**This pantry will be open distributing pre-packaged boxed of food. Their facility will be closed to guests and guests will be assisted outside when they arrive.**
 
Orchard Community Church Pantry / 1 North Street / 256-0034
All Saturdays except the First Saturday of the month 9:30-12 PM
Service Area: Gorham and neighboring towns
**This pantry will be open distributing pre-packaged boxes of food. Their facility will be closed to guests and guests will be assisted outside when they arrive.**

GRAY

Gray Community Food Pantry / 5 Brown Street / 657-4279 x3
First and third Friday 2-4:30 PM
Service area: Open to all
**This pantry will remain open, offering pre-packaged boxes of food. Their facility will be closed to guests and guests will be assisted outside when they arrive.**

HARRISON

Harrison Food Bank / 176 Waterford Road / 647-3384
Every Tuesday 3-6:30 PM
Service Area: Harrison, Waterford and neighboring towns
**This pantry will remain open offering pre-packaged boxes of food. Their facility will be closed to guests and guests will be assisted outside when they arrive.**

NAPLES

CrossWalk Community Outreach / 15 Village Green Lane / 615-3226 or 838-4578
Every other Monday 1-3 PM
Service area: Naples, Bridgton, Casco, Harrison, Sebago
Required document: Proof of residence
**We have not confirmed accuracy of normal hours of operation at this time.**

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Old Orchard Beach Community Food Pantry / 155 Saco Avenue / 937-8094
Monday 2-7 PM; Tuesday and Thursday 9AM - 12PM
Service Area: Old Orchard Beach
Require document: Proof of address and income
**We have not confirmed accuracy of normal hours of operation at this time.**
 
Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry / 6 Fountain Avenue / 934-5553
Monday and Wednesday 9-11 AM
Service area: Old Orchard Beach
Required document: Proof of address and income
**We have not confirmed accuracy of normal hours of operation at this time.**

POWNAL

North Pownal Food Pantry / 851 Lawrence Road / 688-4938
Wednesday 9:30-11:30 AM; Thursday 4-6 PM
Service area: Pownal, Durham, New Gloucester, Auburn
**We have not confirmed accuracy of normal hours of operation at this time.**

RAYMOND

Raymond Food Pantry / 1273 Roosevelt Trail / 232-5830
Second and fourth Thursday 4-6 PM
Service area: Raymond
**This pantry will remain open offering pre-packaged boxes of food. Their facility will be closed to guests and guests will be assisted outside when they arrive.**

SCARBOROUGH

Scarborough Food Pantry / 161 Black Point Road / 883-1672
Tuesday and Thursday 9-12 PM; First and third Wednesday 4-6 PM
Service area: Open
**This pantry will remain open offering pre-packaged boxes of food. Their facility will be closed to guests and guests will be assisted outside when they arrive.**

SEBAGO

Sebago Warming Hut / 183 Sebago Road / 787-1204 or 400-5633
Monday 9:30-11 AM, Fourth Monday 9:30-11 AM and 4-6 PM
Service area: Sebago
**This pantry will remain open offering pre-packaged boxes of food. Their facility will be closed to guests and guests will be assisted outside when they arrive.**

SOUTH PORTLAND

South Portland Food Cupboard / 130 Thadeus Street / 874-0379
Thursday 8:30-11 AM
Service area: South Portland and neighboring towns
**Pantry will remain open with a 'drive-thru' process in which guests will be asked to stay in their vehicles and groceries will be loaded by volunteers**
 
Wayside Mobile Food Pantry at Redbank Village / 586 Westbrook Street / 775-4939
Fourth Wednesday of each month 2 PM
Service area: South Portland and West End residents
**This pantry is postponed from 3/25 and will now be open on 4/1 at 11AM distributing pre-packaged boxes of food.**

STANDISH

Standish Food Pantry / 175 Northeast Road / 358-0359
Monday 9:30-10:30 AM, Wednesday 5-6:30 PM
Service area: Standish and neighboring towns
**This pantry will remain open but is moving its operation to Standish Congregational Church (25 Oak Hill Road, Standish). The hours will remain the same. They will be distributing pre-packaged boxes of food to guests outside upon arrival**

SWEDEN

Sweden Food Pantry / 137 Bridgton Road / 647-5735
1st and 3rd Monday 11 AM-1 PM
Service Area: Sweden and neighboring towns
**We have not confirmed accuracy of normal hours of operation at this time.**

WESTBROOK

Vineyard Church Food Pantry / 715 Bridgton Road / 854-8339
Friday 6-7 PM
Service area: Westbrook and Portland residents West of Riverside
**This pantry is currently open distributing pre-packaged boxes of food.**
 
Westbrook Food Pantry / 426 Bridge Street / 591-8147
Tuesday 12-2 PM and 6-7:30 PM
Service area: Westbrook
**This pantry will remain open from 12-2PM and from 5-7PM distributing pre-packaged boxes of food curbside as the Community Center is closed.**

WINDHAM

Windham Food Pantry / 377 Gray Road / 892-1931
Monday–Thursday by appointment only
Service area: Windham
**This pantry is open and operating as usual. Guests, please anticipate staying in the waiting room to order and while volunteers will pack your groceries for you.**

YARMOUTH

Yarmouth Community Food Pantry / 116 Main Street / 838-2261
Tuesday and Friday 10-12 PM, Wednesday 5-7 PM
Service area: Yarmouth and neighboring towns
**This pantry will remain opening offering pre-packaged boxes of food. Guests will be assisted at the front door or in their car as the facility will be closed to guests.**
 
 
Updated 4/1/2020