Maine Families

Food Assistance, Meals & Food Pantries

Community Lunch (Free): 255-4662
Free lunches at the Whitneyville Community Building – all are welcome
Last Thursday of the month 11:00am – 1:00pm
South Main Street, Whitneyville

Downeast Table of Plenty:  546-6101
Free Sunday afternoon community meal at the EdGE Center (Maine Seacoast Mission) – all are welcome.  (Meals are free but donations can be dropped at the door).
Sundays 3:30 – 5pm
US Route 1, Cherryfield

Eastern Area Agency on Aging – Community Cafes and Meals on Wheels: 1-800-432-7812 or 454-2215
$4.00 per meal for Community Café noontime hot meals to senior citizens. The Community Cafes offer hot, nutritious food while providing an opportunity for socializing.
(Click here for a list of days, times, & locations for Community Café meals in Calais, Cherryfield, Jonesport, Lubec, Machias , Wesley, & Woodland)

Healthy Acadia: 255-3741
Nutrition education, information, and assistance with accessing local food programs and food assistance.  Programs include: Education Initiative, Gleaning Initiative, Summer Meals Program Senior Farm Share, Farmers Markets for All, Hancock County and Washington Food Security Networks

(Seasonal) Incredible Edible Milbridge Pick-Your-Own Veggie Gardens
During the growing season (typically July through early October) Incredible Edible Milbridge, a project of the Women’s Health Resource Library, grows free, pick-your-own vegetables in Milbridge. Throughout town, you’ll find more than 25 raised beds with veggies and fruit from carrots and tomatoes to zucchini and kale – and everything in between. Additionally, there is the 14,000 square foot Market Garden at the Red Barn Motel with tons more pick-your-own veggies. These veggies are free to all. Pick what you can use and pick a few weeds while you’re there! Look for the IEM signs in town.

Joan’s Coffee House:  546-5870
Free and open to the public at the EdGE Center (Maine Seacoast Mission)
Fridays 9:30 – 11:30am
US Route 1, Cherryfield

SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka Food Stamps):
Machias 255-2000 | 1-800-432-7846
Calais 454-9000 | 1-800-622-1400
Apply on line: Application for Benefits

St. Croix Valley Healthy Communities: 454-0761
Programs on healthy foods and nutrition for home and schools

University of Maine Cooperative Extension: 1-800-287-1542
Nutrition; Food preparation; Cooking and shopping on a budget; Recipes

Women, Infants and Children (WIC):
Calais 454-3634 | Machias 255-8280
Calais: 43 Union Street
+++ Every Tuesday, 1st & 3rd Thursdays 8:30a – 4pm
Machias: 247 Main Street
+++ Mondays 8:30a – 4pm
+++ Wednesdays 8:30a – 4pm
+++ 2nd & 4th Thursdays 8:30a – 4p
+++ Fridays 9a – 3p
Healthy food; Breastfeeding support; Food vouchers for pregnant women and children under age five. Call for more info & to make an appointment

Food Pantries

Baileyville—Woodland Community Food Pantry: 427-6518 | 454-9990
55 Broadway, Baileyville
1st & 4th Thursday of the month 9—11am

CalaisIrene Chadbourne Eucumenical Food Pantry: 214-8553 | 214-4883
513 Main Street, Calais
Monday 3p – 6p | Thursday 10a – Noon | Friday 1p – 3p
Facebook: Calais Food Pantry

CherryfieldWeald Bethel Food Pantry: 546-7424
36 Weald Bethel Lane, Cherryfield
Tuesday 9a—Noon & 4p—6p | Thursday 9a—Noon
Mobile Food Pantry now delivering to folks who are house-bound or have no transportation to get to the Cherryfield food pantry.  Call Jillian at 546-5866 for more information.  (Delivery service area includes the towns between Steuben and Columbia Falls, and towns from Beddington to Addison.)

Danforth Food Pantry: 448-2611 | 448-2298
Danforth Town Hall
Open the Thursday after the 1st Wednesday of the month 10-11am
Email: (put “For the Food Pantry” in the subject line of the email)

Eastport—Labor of Love – Garrapy Food Pantry: 853-2373 | 853-0812
137 County Road (across from the airport), Eastport
2nd & 3rd Tuesday 9a – 11a, Saturday 10a – 1pm
Contact: Fern Garrapy at 853-2373 or Email:

Indian Township Food Pantry: 796-6134 | 796-2841
Monday—Friday 10am—2:30pm

Jonesport Food Pantry: 497-2294
Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church, Jonesport
Wednesday 9am—11am

Lubec — Lubec Community Outreach Center Food Pantry: 733-6113
44 South Street (former Lubec High School)
3rd Wednesday of the month  10am—4:00pm
*Emergency food available upon request*

Machias — Centre Street Congregational Church: 255-6665
7 Center Street
Tuesdays 10am—2pm
Email: or

Pleasant Point—Saint Ann’s Food Pantry: 853-2600 x 239
Tribal Office Building, Route 190
Monday—Thursday 9am—3pm

Whiting Food Pantry: 726-4722
960 US Route 1, Whiting
3rd Wednesday of the month Noon—7pm