Kennebec & Lincoln County food banks

Food banks across the state have been forced to change their operations in order to keep our communities safe while continuing to provide food to local families. Please call ahead before you visit any of these food banks to see if their hours have changed and learn about any safety procedures they have implemented during this crisis.

 

Kennebec County:

 

  • Loaves and Fishes: Food pantry in Albion. 

    • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 11 AM, Also open 5 PM - 7 PM on the 1st and 3rd Friday.
      Phone: 667-4363
      Address: 123 Benton Rd, Albion

 

  • Augusta Food Bank: A program for people from Augusta and Manchester who need food. Food is served Monday through Wednesday. Call in advance to sign up for an appointment.

    • Hours: Monday-Thursday 12:30 PM-2 PM, open 5 PM-7 PM on the 2nd Wednesday. 
      Phone: 213-2233
      Address: 161 Mount Vernon Ave, Augusta
      Note: By appointment only. Available for residents of Augusta and Manchester.

 

  • Bread of Life Ministries Soup Kitchen: Serving lunch in Augusta 

    • Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30 AM-1 PM
      Phone: 621-2541
      Address: 157 Water St, Augusta
      Note: Now providing to-go meals that clients can pick up at the door.

 

  • Chelsea Food Pantry: Food pantry in Augusta 

    • Hours: Monday 3 PM-4:30 PM and Wednesday 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
      Phone: 485-1018
      Address: 5 Glenridge Dr, Augusta
      Note: Now providing drive-through food distribution.

 

  • China Community Food Pantry: Food pantry providing pre-made boxes of food in China.

    • Hours: Friday-Saturday 12 PM-1 PM
      Phone: 968-2421
      Address: 1320 Lakeview Dr, China
      Note:  Providing drive-through food distribution.

  • Fayette

    • Fayette Baptist Church
      Hours: Thursday 1 PM - 6 PM
      Phone: 774-2415
      Address: 39 Baldwin Hill Rd, Fayette
      Note: Providing drive-up food distribution

 

  • Gardiner Food Pantry/Chrysalis Place: 

    • Hours: Tuesday 6 PM - 8 PM, Thursday 1 PM - 3 PM

    • Phone:  582-5507

    • Address: 576 Brunswick Road, Gardiner

 

  • Hallowell Food Bank: Food bank open to residents of Hallowell. Clients may go to the food bank once a month and need a referral slip from the City Hall which are available on Fridays from 11:30 AM - 1 PM. Call the City Hall to schedule an appointment during that window.

    • Hallowell Food Bank
      Hours: Friday 1 PM - 2 PM
      Phone:  992-6899
      Address: 4 Perley’s Lane, Hallowell

  • Litchfield

    • Litchfield Food Bank
      Hours: 3rd Thursday each month 6 PM - 7:30 PM
      Phone: 338-1006
      Address: 491 Richmond Rd, Litchfield
      Note: Individuals can pick up boxes of food for neighbors/family. 

 

  • Monmouth Food Pantry:

    • Monmouth United Church Food Pantry
      Hours: Thursday 12 PM - 1 PM
      Phone: 525-3256
      Address: 776 Main Street, Monmouth
      Note: Clients are asked not to enter the building. 

 

  • Mount Vernon First Baptist Church Food Bank:

    • Hours: Saturday 10 AM - 12 PM

    • Phone: 926-3260

    • Address: 321 Pond Road, Mount Vernon

 

  • North Monmouth Food Pantry: 

    • Hours: Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Wednesday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
      Phone: 781-801-0331
      Address: 151 North Main St, N. Monmouth
      Note: Only one client allowed in the building at a time.

 

  • North Vassalboro

    • Vassalboro Food Station Pantry: Free food assistance for residents of Vassalboro. New clients must call ahead to complete an application over the phone.

    • Hours: Thursday 9:15 AM - 12 PM
      Phone: 873-7375
      Address: 679 Main St, N. Vassalboro

 

  • Oakland Food Pantry: Food pantry offering Oakland residents one box of food each month.

    • Hours: 2nd and 4th Thursday 4 PM - 6 PM
      Phone: 465-3911
      Address: 14 West School Street, Oakland
      Note: Distribution will be done outdoors with no physical contact. Individuals can pick up boxes of food for neighbors/family.

 

  • Sidney Food Pantry: 

    • Sidney Second Baptist Food Pantry
      Hours: 8 AM - 1 PM
      Phone: 805-6362
      Address: 3022 West River Road, Sidney
      Note: Clients may pick up one box of food per month. Call ahead to place an order.

  • Waterville:

  • Greater Waterville Area Food Bank: Photo identification and proof of residency (a piece of mail) are required for new clients. New clients must visit during screening hours before they can receive food during food bank hours.

    • Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 AM - 11 AM, Monday 5:30 PM - 7 PM
      Phone: 946-2121
      Address: 61 Pleasant St, Waterville
      Note: Pre-packaged food boxes are distributed to clients with no physical contact.

 

  • Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen: Serving lunch meals five days a week in Waterville

    • Hours: Saturday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Phone: 872-2281
      Address: 70 Pleasant St, Waterville
      Note: Providing take out meals only..

 

  • Waterville Evening Sandwich Program: Serving soup and sandwiches in Waterville five nights a week.

    • Hours: Sunday to Friday 4 PM to 5 PM
      Phone: 667-6206 or 474-7370
      Address: 69 Silver St, Waterville
      Note: Providing take out meals only.

  • Winslow Community Cupboard: A soon to be opened food bank in Winslow now accepting applicants. Proof of residency and photo ID is required.

    • Hours: (for application only) Monday and Wednesday 12 PM to 2 PM and 5 PM to 7 PM, Friday 12 PM to 2 PM

    • Phone:  402-7947

    • Address: 12 Lithgow Street, Winslow

 

  • Winthrop Food Pantry: Providing food, diapers, and femine hygiene products to residents of Wayne and Winthrop (proof of residency required for new clients). 

Lincoln County:

 

Boothbay Harbor:

Boothbay Region Food Pantry

Location: 124 Townsend Avenue (Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor), Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Days and Hours: Fridays 11:30-1:30pm, 2nd Mondays 5:00-6:00pm.

Contact: Tom Wilson 207-350-6685 or Fleet Davies 207-350-4077  

 

Newcastle:

Ecumenical Food Pantry

Location: The 2nd Congregational Church, 51 Main Street, Newcastle, ME 04535

Days and Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:00 am.

Contact: Ellen Dickens 207-380-0300

 

Waldoboro:

Waldoboro Food Pantry

Location: United Methodist - Church basement, 93 Friendship Rd, Waldoboro, ME 04572

Days and Hours: 1st & 3rd Thursday each month 1:00 - 6:00 pm.

Contact: Ellee Simons 207-842-4743 Lou Cook 207-785-4782

 

Westport Island:

Westport Island Cottage Pantry (Human Resource Committee)

Location: 38 Ferry road, Westport Island, ME 04578

Days and Hours: 4th Monday each month 11:00 - 1:00 pm., 4th Tuesday each month 5:00 - 7:00 pm. also Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday deliveries during the last week of the month.

Contact: Mike Cromwell 207-380-5885 

 

Whitefield:

St. Denis Hall / Whitefield Food Pantry

Location: 298 Grand Army Road, Whitefield, ME 04353

Days and Hours: 1st Friday 10:00 - 3:00 pm, 3rd Sat 10:00 - 12:00

Contact: Jeanne Shaw 207-549-7014

 

Wiscasset:

Wiscasset Nazarene Outreach Food Pantry

Hours: Sunday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Phone: 882-9088
Address: 255 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset
Note: Available for people from Lincoln County. Offering drive-through delivery.

 

St. Philips Help Yourself Shelf

Hours: Thursday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Phone: 882-7184
Address: 12 Hodge Street, Wiscasset, ME 04578 
Note: Food pickup by appointment to minimize contact. Individuals can pick up boxes of food for neighbors/family.

 

Jefferson:

Jefferson Area Food Bank

Hours: 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 4 PM - 5:30 PM 
Phone: 242-6933
Address: 72 Gardiner Rd, Jefferson
Note: Providing curb-side delivery. Clients not allowed inside the building.

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