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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Bangor ME

Bangor Ecumenical Food Cupboard
Bangor, ME 04401
Details: The Bangor Ecumenical Food Cupboard has been serving the hungry citizens of our city since 1975. Although autonomous from the Hammond St. Congregational Church which houses it, there is a great deal of love and support that comes from this community. We are so grateful to them and to the other churches and organizations in our area which have supported us over the years. We are honored to be the current co-coordinators of a long line of volunteers, without whom this Food Cupboard could not exist. The Food Cupboard is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, except for certain holidays and school snow days. Our doors open at 9:00 AM for our volunteers to set up for the day and accept any donations. We begin registering our clients for the day at 9:30 AM and distribution begins at 10:00 AM. We close promptly at 12:00 Noon and the volunteers leave, after cleanup, by about 12:30PM.
Beacon of Hope Church of God - Seeds of Hope Food Pantry
Bangor, ME 04401
Details: FOOD PANTRY MISSION: Planting a harvest one seed at a time. While planting a harvest one seed at a time. Our goal is to help meet the needs of those around us. While supplying food, clothes, and the basic necessities, we also offer hope and love to help encourage and strengthen people's lives. Our History: The Pantry has been in operation for the past 18 years. It started in a closet, with the members of the church donating food to the Pantry. Whenever someone came to the church needing help we could give a few bags of food from the closet. Over the last 7 years with the Lord's direction and blessings the pantry grew. The Lord provided us with many things: Nationwide transportation and connections to get product for our panty, a large truck to pickup big loads of food, a pantry shed to store more things, new refrigeration and freezer units, hand carts and free laptops to allow us to run the pantry more efficiently. God is Good! We are now a weekly walk-in service. We have 15-20 dedicated workers to serve and help supplement the needs of the community.
Grace United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen
Bangor, ME 04401
Details: Grace United Methodist Church at 193 Union Street in the Heart of Bangor, Maine is just such a place! Grace UMC feeds Bangor’s Hungry. Jesus is working as a big part of this hot bed of giving. We couldn’t do this without His Help. Want to be part of this great caring and sharing movement? It takes many people to do such wonderful tasks. Many Volunteers are helping the members of Grace Church to pull off this feat. Many of our Saving Grace Thrift Shop Volunteers are helping in this important Grace Church Ministry to help JESUS feed Bangor’s many hungry people. We Feed Hungry Gracefully and Consistantly. If you want to be part of this important team and to help Bangor Maine’s less fortunate, we will greatly appreciate your help and sacrifice. We also do Spiritual Feeding at Grace. Our Bible Based Sunday Services are at 10 am each week. Learn more when you visit. Yes there is more. There are bible study classes throughout the week.
Maine Mental Health Connections - Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen
Bangor, ME 04401
Details: We began our Together Place Food Pantry back in the 80’s when we first opened our doors with the intention of providing as many resources to those we serve as we could. We have since then continued to grow both our Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry while seeking out as many resources as we could find, from becoming an established USDA Food Pantry to obtaining membership at Good Shepherd Food Bank, which allowed us to purchase many products there at greatly reduced prices from that of a retail supermarket. We have picked up towns and cities that we serve over the past few years as food banks have closed down due to lack of resources and funding. We now serve Bangor, Brewer, Eddington, Hermon, Glenburn and Veazie. We do receive USDA commodities and limited FEMA funding, but we are always needing additional resources to fund the consistently growing needs from those in the community we serve. This huge need is due to many unfortunate circumstance that people have had to deal with in their lives, from losing their employment to just not making enough money to feed their family and pay that light bill. We are a "choice pantry" offering a choice moving on through each food category that we are able to offer so that the individual nutritional needs of the client are matched best from the selection available. A food pantry participant can expect staple items like cereal, soup, juice, vegetables, fruit, pasta, sauce, and prepared meals in a can such as stew or chili. In addition, we provide milk, eggs, meat, fresh produce, and bread as supplies lasts and funding is available. There are giving guidelines based on the size of the household and USDA income guideline Bread, produce and pastry arranged in an open-market style every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Soup Kitchen: Our Soup Kitchen is open every Monday and Friday from 11:30 – 1:00. We prepare all meals fresh and home made and work with the resources we have on hand to provide a filling delicious hot meal always consisting of as many things on the food pyramid as we can obtain. Many hours go into food prep and cooking and cleaning to make these meals happen. Both the food Pantry and the Soup Kitchen would not exist if not for the assistance of consistent volunteers.
Manna Ministries, Inc. - Soup Kitchen/Food Pantry
Bangor, ME 04402
Details: Soup Kitchen - We serve the working poor or those on a fixed income – folks who have a job at the low end of the ladder, working hard to make ends meet for themselves and their families. Since 1991, Manna's Soup Kitchen has been open to anyone and everyone that finds themselves in need of a hot meal and a safe place to enjoy it. We have no requirements for those joining the evening meal.Food_final Homeless individuals and families, the working poor, those on a fixed income, or anyone who simply needs a place to sit and "break bread" are welcome. The meal goes beyond soup. The idea is to help people nourish their bodies and their souls by making some connections with others and with God. Often we can identify those who need a specific service and link them to that service. Manna Ministries helps our struggling neighbors back to their feet. Our services are designed to revitalize self-sufficiency and independence so our guests can get their lives back on track. Staff and caring volunteers offer nourishing meals Monday through Friday at 4:30 PM. Food Pantry - A meal isn't always what a family needs. Some folks need food to keep their family going through the tough times. We can provide people with bags of nourishing groceries for them to prepare at home. Our food distribution takes place three times a week and we ask individuals to partake of this only once a week. We are aware that we need to be good stewards of the resources provided to us, and that means working to meet the needs of as many as we can with the resources we have.