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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Boothbay Harbor ME

Boothbay Region Food Pantry
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Details: The Boothbay Region Food Pantry is located on the ground floor of the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor and serves families who live in Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Edgecomg, or Southport. The pantry is open every Friday (except after Thanksgiving) from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M., with seating beginning at 11:30 A.M.. If the Boothbay schools are closed due to inclement weather, the pantry will also be closed. Clients need to provide proof of residency, and household income must be within the State of Maine's TEFAP income guidelines. The pantry will issue a four-day supply of food to clients with the amount provided dependent on family size. Clients may visit every four weeks. When entering from the parking lot behind the church, pick cup a number and take a seat outside the pantry in the Fellowship Hall. When your number is called, register at the paperwork desk where you will be given two vouchers to be used at our local Hannaford for bread, milk, eggs, and butter or margarine. You will also be given two bags for use at the tables of food located in the hall. Once registered, proceed when your number is called to the pantry itself, where a pantry director will assist you to choose what you need. You will be given a choice of food that is available. Tell the pantry workers if you have any special dietary needs. Pantry food is for you and your family and cannot be sold, exchanged or used for any other purpose. You will be issued two vouchers each time you come to the pantry. One voucher is good for 10 days from the day you receive it. The other is good for 10 days beginning two weeks later. The vouchers are valid only at our local Hannaford and must be used for Hannaford brands only. The tables of food located in the hall contain food donated by Hannaford and local growers as well as miscellaneous items not carried in the pantry itself. After registering and while waiting your turn in the pantry, - (or after your visit to the pantry itself) - you may select what you wish from those tables. You should use the two bags given to you at registration to package your selections. Any other bags that you bring may be used inside the pantry but not at the tables.