The Free Food Bangor Area list evolved from a Faith Linking in Action convening we had in January 2022.  The focus of the convening was food access.  Firstly, we took note of the various successes our faith community members had already accomplished: the Ecumenical Food Cupboard and its new walk-in refrigerator at Hammond Street Congregational Church; the Free Drive-Thru Meals at the First United Methodist Church in Bangor;  Ringing Bells and Feeding Souls Food Collection at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Bangor; and the Holyoke Street Neighborhood Garden at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Brewer. At the small break-out groups we had at the end of the convening we asked “what do we need the most in our communities when it comes to food access?” The resounding collective response was “an up to date list of food pantries and free meals.”

So “Free Food Bangor Area” is what we have compiled. Marc Cryer, Faith Linking in Action Board member and Director of the Bureau of Labor Education at UMO and his team did the research and compiled the Free Food list. Hopefully the list is complete, accurate and up to date, but we are aware that adjustments will need to be made.  We plan on distributing the list to those community organizations that need them the most, such as shelters, churches and hospitals.  All of these organizations, including the free food providers will get periodic updates via email so that an accurate list can be posted, including addresses, contact information, and the schedules and particulars of distribution.

The list will also appear here on our web page with the periodic adjustments.  Calendars based on this list can be found on the Free Food Bangor Area Calendars page on this site. 

We hope these tools are helpful and we look forward to your feedback.

Here’s a link to the Food Calendar Survey:

Program LocationScheduleContactInformation
Salvation Army, Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry
65 South Park St., Bangor 
Meal M-F 11:45am -1 pm
Pantry M-F 9am- 3pm
“to go” meal & pantry pickup;
pantry – 1 trip per month.
Columbia Street Baptish Church
63 Columbia St., Bangor
Meal Sunday 12:00 pm945-6616
Brick Church-Manna Ministries
126 Union St., Bangor
Meal M-F 4-5 pm
Pantry M-W-F 3-4 pm
Clothes & shower T & Th 10 am-2 pm
Manna Ministries
Food Pantry, Meals & Showers
Hammond St. Congregational Church
28 High St. Bangor
Meal 1st Sat. every month @ noon942-4381
On site meal
Unitarian Universalist Church
120 Park St. Bangor
Meal 4th/5th Sat. 4-5pm947-7009
Currently, “to go”.
bag lunches
Discover Church NOT Hampden Discover ChurchPantry Monday 5-6 pmCindy Boucher (church office)862-4010drive thru pantry
Ecumenical Food Cupboard
At the Hammond St. Congregational Church, 28 High St. Bangor
Pantry M-W-F 9:30-12:00 pm942-4381
Food Pantry – take a number when you arrive.
Friday food delivery to Seniors and the disabled.
River Church
146 Center St., Bangor
Pantry Wed. 11 am – 1:00 pm385-6232Drive thru only
Bangor Area Homeless Shelter,
263 Main St., Bangor 
Meal Soup Kitchen open daily 12-12:30 pm.
Pantry T & Th 1-4:00 pm
~~ Volunteers Needed ~~
eat in or bag lunch, back door
First United Methodist Church Community Meal
703 Essex St. Bangor
Meal Thursday 4:00 – 6:00pmKathie Merrill
Take out/drive-thru meal
Mansion Church
96 Center St. Bangor
Pantry Sunday 6-7 pm249-9154
Food Pantry & clothing call ahead
St. John’s Episcopal Church
234 French St. Bangor
Meal 2nd Sat. of month 12:00-1:30 pm~~ Volunteers Needed ~~
Rock Church
1195 Ohio St., Bangor
Pantry Sat. 11-12:30 pm~~ Volunteers Needed ~~
Joe Sites
Food Pantry – drive thru pick up prepared box
Bangor Region YMCA
17 Second St., Bangor
Pantry Tues. 7-8:00 am
Thurs. 6—7 pm
Jayci Fournier
Food Pantry
Empowerment Food Pantry
1200 Ohio Street, Bangor
Pantry Mon – Fri
By appointment only
Food Pantry
First United Methodist Church of Brewer
40 S. Main St. Brewer
Breakfast last Saturday of each month @ 8:30 amMatt Brown
free breakfast until food is gone.
Brewer Area Food Pantry – OHI
222 North Main St. Brewer
Pantry Mon. & Wed. 9:00 am-1:00 pmJessica Gibby
Food Pantry
Family Food Pantry of Carmel
87 Damascus Rd. Carmel
Pantry 2nd & 4th Sat. of the month 9-10:30 amTom Pierson
(603) 398-2580
Food Pantry
Clifton Community Food Bank
Clifton United Baptist Church
742 Airline Rd. Rte. 9, Clifton
Pantry 1st Mon. of the month 10-11:00 am
3rd Mon. of the month 5:00-6:00 pm
Ruth Perry
Food Pantry
Glenburn Evangelical Church
911 Hudson Rd., Glenburn
Pantry 11am –
Drive thru only
Neighborhood Food Pantry
Hampden Congregational Church
101 Maine Road North, Hampden
Pantry Wed.10am-11:30am; 4:30-6pm
Fresh Food Fri. 9-10am

Food Pantry
Fresh Food Friday
– only produce(Hannaford); serves only Hampden, Wintrport, Newburg, Frankfurt
Hermon Baptist Church
2496 US-2, Hermon
Pantry 11:00am – 12:30 pmSamaritan contact: Amanda Perkins 631-9798
Church: Hanna (848-5749)
Food Pantry
Neighbors Supporting Neighbors
Danforths Plaza Route 2, Hermon
Pantry 1st & 3rd Wed. 2:30-4:30 pm~~ Volunteers Needed ~~
Carol Alckledy
Food Pantry
Hudson Baptist Church
2328 Hudson Rd., Hudson
Pantry 11am – 12:30pmBrad Cozad
Drive thru only
Blue Cross Food Cupboard
4895 Bennoch Rd. Lagrange
Pantry Every Sat. 8-10 am
Every Wed. 12-1 pm
~~ Volunteers Needed ~~
Tracy Holler
Drive thru only – In back of Full Gospel Assembly Church
Levant Harvest Chapel
3521 Union St. Levant
Pantry Tues. 11:00 am – 12:00 noon~~ Volunteers Needed ~~
Jane Dehass
Food Pantry – arrive at 10 am to recieve a number
Newburgh Community Food Pantry Bread of Life Commuity Church
363 Lindsey Rd. Newburgh
Pantry Fridays 10 am-1:00 pmRob Thew
Food Pantry
Holy Family Parish
429 Main St., Old Town
Pantry 4th Mon. of each month827-4000Food Pantry – Building in Back
Black Bear Exchange
55 York Village, University of Maine, Orono
UMO school year hours: Tuesday-12-4:30, Th-12:30-4:30 Sat-9-12 no appt. bring your maine card(207) 581-4567
Food Pantry – students and staff
Caring Community Cupboard
354 Main Street Old Town
Pantry Tuesdays 10am – 12pm , 4pm – 6pm852-4487Food Pantry
First United Methodist Church
14 Center Dr., Orrington
Pantry 2nd Wednesday of every month 10 am – 1 pm825-4414
Food Pantry
Wilson Center
67 College Avenue Orono
Meal Thursdays 6 pm – 8 pm866-4227

Updated: 03/21/2024