Maine Families

Food Assistance, Meals & Food Pantries


SCHOOL MEALS: Click here for a map and detailed information on schools that are providing meals to students during COVID-19 school closures.

FOOD PANTRIES & COMMUNITY MEALS: At this time most community meal programs are suspended. Many food pantries are still open but have changed some of the ways they operate to aid in physical distancing.  Click here for the latest food pantry information for Washington County updated courtesy of Healthy Acadia.

Community Meals and Assistance:

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 Weald Bethel Community Center – 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: Gleaning Initiative, Summer Meals Program Senior Farm Share, Farmers Markets for All, Hancock County and Washington Food Security Networks

Home Delivered Meals through EAAA “Doorstep Dining Program” ($ cost): 1-800-432-7812
For adults over 50 and disabled individuals regardless of income. This program provides 5 home cooked meals (frozen and packaged ready to heat) and delivered to your home.  Each individual meal costs $5, they come in packs of 5 for $25 and include a small loaf of bread and 5 desserts. These meals are lower in sodium and fat, but you can also order diet specific meals such as: heart-friendly, diabetic-friendly, gluten free, renal-friendly, pureed, vegetarian, and more.

Incredible Edible Milbridge (Seasonal)Free pick-your-own veggie gardens during the growing season (typically July through early October) at the IEM Market Garden at the Red Barn Motel in Milbridge – a 14,000 sq. ft. garden with everything from broccoli to zucchini. Additionally look for IEM raised beds throughout Milbridge with more veggies. These veggies are free to all! Look for the IEM signs. IEM is a program of

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

Machias Marketplace: 255-0605
Accepts SNAP/EBT. Fresh produce, eggs, organic dairy and meats, homebaked breads and desserts, honey, coffees, jams, pickles, oats, and much more.  All grown, raised, or produced by local farmers or from Maine suppliers
291 Main Street, Machias

Milbridge Farmers’ Market (June to Mid-September): accepts SNAP. SNAP/EBT customers also receive BONUS Maine Harvest Bucks for the purchase of fruits and veggies. Open Saturday’s from 9am to Noon in the Camden National Bank parking lot on Main Street in Milbridge.

SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called Food Stamps):
Machias 255-2000 | 1-800-432-7846
Calais 454-9000 | 1-800-622-1400
This program helps seniors (over 60), disabled individuals, and low-income families buy food they need for good health. Call for more information or apply on line: Application for Benefits. For seniors, click here for a handy tip sheet on qualifying and how to apply for SNAP.

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

Summer Meals for Kids:
Free breakfast and lunch during the summer months at local schools in Washington County, for children up to 18 years old.  Check the website for locations and times of meals or click here for our handy guide

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
Healthy food packages and food vouchers for pregnant women and children up until they turn five (food includes eggs, cheese, whole grains, peanut butter, fruit & vegetables, baby foods, formula, and Farmer’s market vouchers); Prenatal vitamins; Breastfeeding support. Mainecare not required to be eligible. Call for more info or to make an appointment
Calais: 10 Barker Street
+++Tuesdays 8:30a – 4p, 1st & 3rd Thursdays 8:30a – 3pm
Eastport: 30 Boynton Street (at Eastport Health Center)
+++For Eastport dates and times call the Machias office
Harrington: 50 E. Main Street (at Harrington Family Health Center)
+++For Harrington dates and times call the Machias office
Machias: 247 Main Street
+++Mondays 10a – 6pm
+++Wednesdays 8a – 4pm
+++2nd & 4th Thursdays 8a – 4p
+++Fridays 9a – 3:30p

Food Pantries:

Seniors please note that free 30 lb. food boxes are available to seniors over 60.  These boxes include a variety of foods, such as juice, farina, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables. Contact your local food pantry to see if they participate in the Maine Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and enroll for your free monthly food box.

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

CalaisIrene Chadbourne Ecumenical 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 Marilyn at 546-5853 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: 733-5262
44 South Street (former Lubec High School)
3rd Wednesday of the month  10am—4:00pm
Also on the Saturday after the 3rd Wednesday 8:30 – 10:00am
*Emergency food available upon request if you cannot make it during their regular hours*

Machias — Centre Street Congregational Church: 255-6665
7 Center Street
Tuesdays 10am—2pm*
Email: or
*Food delivery is available if a family is unable to pick-up in person or unable to find someone to pick up on their behalf.  Contact the church phone number to arrange for transportation (transportation provided by DCP)

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

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