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.)
Shredding Event Benefits Pantry
The Lions and Saco Biddeford Savings are hosting a shredding event on Saturday, April 10th - proceeds benefit the pantry. MORE INFO
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Local Hannaford Helps the Pantry
Check out the new "Hannaford Helps" holiday giving program. Customers of the Scarborough Hannaford store can purchase special $5 or $10 gift cards, instead of the familiar food boxes, and these cards will be donated to the Scarborough Food Pantry. >>MORE
The Pantry is Open!
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.
Supplemental Food Boxes for Seniors
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), otherwise known as the Senior Food Box Program, distributes food boxes to improve the health of seniors with low income. Boxes contain supplemental foods such as nonfat dry milk and/or UHT milk, cheese, cereal, juice, peanut butter, rice, pasta, canned meat, fruits and vegetables. The boxes are available to eligible seniors once a month. Click to open a PDF list of what's in the box.
Volunteers make it work - thank you!
Packing the boxes, transporting the boxes, stacking the boxes, and delivering the boxes: many hands make this project work! Plus there are the volunteers who make the calls, copy the forms and mail the forms, and send the reminder cards. For all we are grateful!
Landry/French Construction, Scarborough Police VIPS and Explorers, Project GRACE, Wayside Foods, and Scarborough Food Pantry Volunteers.
Thank you, Scarborough Kiwanis -- we are very grateful for the dozens of turkeys provided to make the holidays more festive for our patrons. Proceeds from Kiwanis' annual FIshing Derby held in the Spring fund this effort. The money raised was stretched even further, thanks to help from the school nutrition program which bought the turkeys at a discount. Thank you!
Kiwanis Donates Turkeys
Thank you, Scarborough Kiwanis -- we are very grateful for the dozens of turkeys provided to make the holidays more festive for our patrons. Proceeds from Kiwanis' annual FIshing Derby held in the Spring fund this effort. The money raised was stretched even further, thanks to help from the school nutrition program which bought the turkeys at a discount. This collaboration came about thanks to a conversation sparked at the Food for Thought & Action Forum this past September.