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Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens in Lewiston-Auburn

Photo courtesy of Trinity Jubilee Center in Lewiston, whose programs feed more than 1,000 people every week.


Unfortunately, many people including children, families, and seniors in the L-A area are food insecure, meaning, in part, they don’t always know where or when they will have their next meal. Everyone needs and deserves to eat. If you, your family, or someone you know is facing hunger, it is important to seek help. The L-A area has several soup kitchens that serve nutritious hot meals and food panties that provide some staple food items to take home. Some of these organizations also provide additional services/programs. The below information was updated on 7/28/17, however, hours and availability may change frequently. Call first!

If you are in a position to give, all of these organizations survive on generous donations of money, food, and volunteer labor. Please contact them if you or your business are interested in helping them fill a vital community need.

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Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens in the Lewiston/Auburn Area

[ Pantries in other Maine towns can be found here: http://maine.gov/agriculture/co/tefap/bytown.shtml ]


St. Mary’s Food Pantry

Location: 208 Bates St. (corner of Bates and Walnut), Lewiston

PANTRY DISTRIBUTION HOURS: Tuesday 9-11am, Thursday 2-6pm, Friday 9-11am  (Guests may visit once per month. Please bring ID.)

Contact: 207-513-3841


Hope Haven Gospel Mission (soup kitchen and shelter)

Location: 209 Lincoln Street, Lewiston

Soup Kitchen: daily breakfast 7:30 – 8am; Mon. through Sat. supper 4:30 – 5:30pm; Sunday supper at 2:30pm

Contact: John Robbins 207-783-6086


Salvation Army

Location: 67 Park Street, Lewiston

Pantry Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am – 2pm

Appointment needed; can visit once every 3 months; must be 15 days past date of food stamps

Contact: Dan and Holly Johnson 207-783-0801


Trinity Jubilee Center

Location: 247 Bates Street, Lewiston

Food Pantry: Thursdays 7:45am – 11am.

Soup Kitchen: Mon. through Sat., meal served from 11 to 11:15am

Contact: Erin Reed 207-782-5700


Calvary United Methodist Church, Calvary City Mission Meals Program

Location: 159 Sabattus St., Lewiston

Soup Kitchen: Sunday breakfast at 8am; Wednesday supper at 5pm (doors open half hour early)

Contact: 207-782-3221; 207-838-5891


New Beginnings (for youth under 22 years old)

Location: 134 College Street, Lewiston

Soup Kitchen: Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30pm

Contact: 207-795-4077


The Root Cellar Food Pantry

Location: 89 Birch Street, Lewiston, ME

Food Pantry: Mon. through Thurs. 10am – 12 pm; Fri. 12pm – 2 pm (Lewiston residents, once per month)

Contact: 207-782-3659


Pathway Vineyard Church

Location: 9 Foss Rd., Lewiston, ME

Friday Lunch: 11 – 12:30pm



7th Day Adventist Church Pantry

Location: 316 Minot Avenue, Auburn

Days and Hours: Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00 pm

Produce: Tuesday for Clients who have not been in the morning: 12-1 pm

Contact: Pam Blake 207-998-5238; 207-784-0861


High Street Congregational Church Food Pantry

Location: 106 Pleasant Street, Auburn

Days and Hours: Thursdays 9:30-11:30

Contact: Lee Upton 207-784-1306



Greene Baptist Church Food Pantry

Location: 102 Main Street, Greene, ME 04236

Days and Hours: 1st and 3rd Thursday 1:00 – 3:00pm

Contact: Kenneth Smith or Eugene Ridley 207-946-5505


Leeds Community Church Food Pantry

Location: 123 Church Hill Road, Leeds, ME 04263

Days and Hours: 1st and 3rd Thursday each month 6:00 – 7:00pm and emergencies

Contact: Sue Jewett 207-524-7151 Church 207-524-5444


Lisbon Area Christian Outreach, (LACO)

Location: 18 School Street (Marion T. Morse Community Center), Lisbon Falls, ME 04250

Days and Hours: Weds. 6:00 – 8:00pm, Thursday 10:00 – 12:00pm, Saturday 8:00 – 10:00am

Contact: Jim Duley 207-353-6002


Bread of Life Food Pantry

Location: 90 Lewiston Road, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256

Days and Hours: 2nd Tuesday of each month 9:00am – 12:00pm

Contact: Dee-Ann Potter 207-461-0186


North Turner Presbyterian Church Pantry; Turner Community Food Pantry

Location: Boofy Quimby Memorial Hall, Route 219, North Turner, ME 04266

Days and Hours: 4th Wednesday each month 6:00 – 8:00pm; call if emergency (1st register at Town Office)

Contact: Ann Morris 207-224-7781


Poland Community Church Food Bank

Location: 1212 Main Street, Poland, ME 04274

Days and Hours: Weds. 2:00 – 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00 – 2:00pm, or call as needed

Contact: Sharon & Jim Bazinet 207-998-4069


Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

Location: 61 Lisbon Road, Sabattus, ME 04280

Days and Hours: Weds. 9:00 – 9:45am & every 4th Weds. 3:00 – 3:45pm and emergencies

Contact: Faye Neal 207-754-1229


Wales Presbyterian Church Food Pantry

Location: 688 Pond Road, Wales, ME 04280

Days and Hours: 1st and 3rd Thursday each month 1:30 – 3:30pm or by appointment

Contact: Betty Leighton 207-375-6618