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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Augusta ME

BOLM Soup Kitchen
Augusta, ME 04330
Details: The Soup Kitchen was the first service offered by Bread of Life Ministries. Started in 1984 by some local area churches, it is located in the heart of the Capital at 157 Water Street in Augusta. The Soup Kitchen is more of a “full meal” kitchen in that it provides a complete, hot meal Monday through Saturday throughout the year. The Soup Kitchen has served over 36,000 meals in the last 12 months, and offers a small, but welcoming space to anyone seeking a hot meal, no questions asked. One paid staff person oversees the kitchen with the help of hundreds of volunteers.. Over 5,000 hours are volunteered each year helping with donation pickups, preparation, serving and cleaning. Feeding the hungry was the initial mission of Bread of Life Ministries, and continues to be a core service offered to our guests. Soup Kitchen Hours: Monday thru Saturday – 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Augusta Food Bank
Augusta, ME 04330
Details: The Augusta Food Bank was established in 1981 to provide a supplemental source of food to individuals and families in need. We now serve an average of 350 households each month. Residents of Augusta or Manchester may apply for an order of groceries once every 28-30 days. The pantry facility is located in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 9 Summer St in Augusta. A warehouse is located on Bangor St. Our Food Bank, a Partner Agency of United Way of Kennebec Valley, is managed by a Board of Directors made up entirely of volunteers and representatives from the community and participating congregations. Each month more than 80 people donate their time to ensure this vital service is maintained. New volunteers are welcomed on a regular or substitute basis. The Augusta Food Bank is a 501© (3) organization. We partner with Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn to provide food to the needy. Some foods are purchased locally as necessary. Federal commodities are available from the Maine State Department of Agriculture. Throughout the year, there are many food drives throughout the community that support our efforts. We could not operate without the support of the amazing individuals, businesses and congregations of the Augusta and Manchester communities. We are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 12:30-2pm and Monday evening from 5:30-7pm.