It's oh so sweet when friends help each other! The Scarborough Food Pantry had too much peanut butter this week, plus extra soup and mac'n'cheese. Project GRACE took dozens of boxes, jars and cans to school nutrition's 'backpacks' program feeding families every week. Plus, thanks to a gift from Saco Biddeford Savings, Project GRACE added 80+ squeezable grape & strawberry jelly & jams. Sweet!
Please help feed your neighbors. Bring canned soups, hearty stews and chowders, and canned proteins (tuna, ham, chicken, etc.) to the Lions Club at 273 Gorham Road on Saturday, February 26th & Sunday, February 27th 12 Noon - 3:00 p.m.
You can also bring grocery gift cards to help the pantry get essentials. Thank you!
During the month of May, the Scarborough Food Pantry is giving taco dinner kits, and Project GRACE is contributing fresh limes, onions, and sweet peppers. If you'd like to help us build a kit, follow this link to our SignUpGenius. You can bring your donation to the pantry on any Tuesday afternoon (1-4) or email our friends at Project GRACE at email@example.com if that timing isn't convenient. Don't want to shop? You can also donate to sponsor a meal kit.
What's in a kit? Taco shells, MILD seasoning and sauce, rice, shredded cheese, beans, onion, lime, sweet bell pepper, and ground beef. (PLEASE DO NOT DONATE MEAT, instead give a gift card or the other items.)
The Lions and Saco Biddeford Savings are hosting a shredding event on Saturday, April 10th - proceeds benefit the pantry. MORE INFO
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update 3/15/2020
We are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the recommendations of experts at local, state and federal levels on the best course of action.
For the health of our visitors and volunteers, we are making temporary changes to how we operate:
At present we have plenty of food, but as always we do rely on donations to keep our cupboards full. The best way you can help us is to make a monetary donation so we can get the specific items we need. If you do have nonperishable food to donate, before you stop by, please let us know and make an appointment in advance. Donors must also remain outside the pantry for the present time.
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the recommendations of health experts at local, state and federal levels on the best course of action. We are making some changes to how we operate, and will post updates as needed.
For general information about COVID-19 (also called Coronavirus), Mainers can call 211Maine or go online to get answers to common questions and speak to trained operators. Information can also be found >> on the Maine CDC site.
Scarborough residents can also visit Project GRACE, the Town of Scarborough, and ScarboroughHelps websites for resources, updated advisories and information.