An updated list of Waldo County Food Pantries

May 15th, 2020

WCAP’s Early Childhood Program’s Nutrition Coordinator has compiled an updated list of the food pantries/cupboards in Waldo County for those seeking assistance during these unprecedented times. Below you will find each food pantry/cupboard’s address, contact information and hours of operation.

If you have friends or family that do not live in Waldo County and are in need of food, please direct them to this link provided by Good Shepard Food Bank that shows all of the food pantries/cupboards in Maine.

Waldo County Food Pantries/Cupboards:

Greater Bay Area Ministerial Food Cupboard
23 Mill Lane, Belfast
(207) 834-5815, Jim Kelly
2nd and 4th Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Drive through model with pre-packed boxes. Established a proxy pick up where neighbors/family members can pick up for others.

Little River Church
259 Northport Avenue, Belfast
(207) 338-4843, Deb Edgerly
Emergency food boxes text: 207-636-0206
3rd Thursday of each month 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Assembled boxes of food to speed up the distribution process and minimize contact. Established a “proxy” pick-up where neighbors/family members can pick up for others. Instituted a drive-through distribution. Clients will stay in their car and they’ll bring pre-boxed food to them.

Beacon of Hope on the Hill
21 Patterson Hill Road, Belfast
(207) 505-5414, Joanne Abbott
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

No Greater Love Food Pantry
34 Field Street, Belfast
(207) 299-2093, Tanya Bormet
Sundays 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Drive-through food distribution.

Jackson Food Pantry
260 Village Road, Jackson
(207) 322-9469, Cindy Ludden
Mondays 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Produce only available 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.
Assembled boxes of food to speed up the distribution process and minimize contact and instituted a drive-through distribution.

Liberty Area Food Pantry
100 Main Street, Liberty
(207) 589-4246, Anita Pease
3rd Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Packed boxes, curbside delivery

Northport Food Pantry
489 Atlantic Hwy, Northport
781-801-0331, Patti Wright
3rd Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Pick up by proxy and emergency calls accepted. Pre-packed boxes, pre-bagged produce curbside delivery. Only volunteers allowed in the building.

Crossroads Food Pantry
1106 Augusta Road, Morrill
(207) 342-4044, Raelee Heath
Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Emergency boxes as needed. Pre-packed boxes, pre-bagged produce curbside delivery. Only volunteers allowed in the building.

Palermo Food Pantry
22 Veterans Way, Community Center on Turner Ridge Road, Palermo
(207) 993-2225, (207) 441-6447 (after 10:30 on pantry days), June Nerber
Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Limit the number of people in the pantry at one time. Require the use of hand sanitizer before entering the pantry. Volunteers use gloves and wear a mask. Announce that people are to keep a distance from others. Will make home deliveries if people are unable to come to the pantry.

Searsport Congregational and Methodist Church Food Cupboard
43 East Main Street, Searsport
(207) 548-6204, Ralph Harvey
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Prepacked boxes, pre-bagged produce, curbside delivery. Only volunteers allowed in the building.

Volunteer Regional Food Pantry
180 Depot Street, Unity
(207) 948-6232, Richard or Mertice Moore
3rd Saturdays 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Emergency boxes as needed. Pre-packed boxes, pre-bagged produce curbside delivery. Only volunteers allowed in the building.

Neighbor’s Cupboard
40 Park Drive, Winterport
(207) 299-5186
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Assembled boxes of food to speed up the distribution process and minimize contact.?Established a “proxy” pick-up where neighbors/family members can pick up for others. Instituted a drive-through distribution of prepacked boxes, prebagged produce. A volunteer takes people’s names and family sizes from the vehicle, food is put on a table outside of the pantry, clients drive up and load into their vehicle.

Belfast Soup Kitchen
1 Belmont Ave, Reny’s Plaza, Belfast
(207) 338-4345
Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Take out service only – curbside

Unity Soup Kitchen
Community Center, 32 School Street, Unity
Every Thursday 11:00 a.m. until food is gone
Curbside delivery

Monroe Food for All Soup Kitchen
28 West Main Street, Monroe Community Church, Monroe
(207) 223-9951
Thursdays 11:30 a.m.
Currently suspended

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WCAP to hold another disaster relief food distribution

May 14th, 2020

WCAP will be distributing Pre-Packed Disaster Relief Food Boxes and Produce at the Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Road, Waldo, on Tuesday, May 19th from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM (or until supply is depleted).

This distribution is for all Early Childhood Program families, as well as the general public.

Please follow traffic signs, there will be a one-way traffic pattern around the building. For your safety and our staff’s, please stay in your vehicle when you arrive, this is a no-contact drive-through food pantry. One of our staff members will place the requested product in your trunk or back seat.

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WCAP’s Disaster Relief Food Distribution

April 29th, 2020

WCAP will again be distributing Disaster Relief Food at the Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Road, Waldo, on Tuesday, May 5th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

The distribution will consist mainly of produce and frozen meats. Some dry, shelf-stable products will also be available. This distribution is for all Early Childhood Program families, as well as the general public.

Please follow traffic signs, there will be a one-way traffic pattern around the building. This is a no-contact drive-through food pantry. Please do not exit your vehicle. The requested product will be placed in your trunk or back seat.

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Giving Tuesday Now

April 29th, 2020

GivingTuesdayNow is taking place on May 5, 2020, as a response to the unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19. Typically Giving Tuesday occurs the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, during a time when we have so much to be thankful for. But we have much to be grateful for now. Even though the COVID-19 has altered our lives, it has impacted others dramatically, especially the low-income population. Waldo Community Action Partners has responded to community needs from day one of the pandemic. We are hoping you will send in a generous donation today so that WCAP can continue to provide services to Waldo County’s most needy!

To make your donation, simply click here.…/s/aRXsqkadBFy0dtLMOn4Dmw

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Happy Earth Day from WCAP

April 22nd, 2020

“By tapping into some of the learnings, outcomes, and legacy of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is building a cohesive, coordinated, diverse movement, one that goes to the very heart of what EDN and Earth Day are all about — empowering individuals with the information, the tools, the messaging and the communities needed to make an impact and drive change.” -Earth Day Network

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and also marks the 55th anniversary of Community Action across the Nation. While Earth Day Network and Waldo Community Action Partners are two different organizations, our mission statements are very similar. The mission of WCAP is “Building strong families and communities by empowering people to achieve economic independence and self-reliance”.

Today and everyday Waldo Community Action Partners celebrates our people, our communities, and our Earth.

Happy Earth Day from WCAP!

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Do you need Health Insurance?

April 3rd, 2020

There are special enrollments available that you may qualify for. These include: recently lost coverage, had a move, had a baby, gotten married among some. Don’t delay special enrollment periods are typically 60 days surrounding a qualifying event. Waldo Community Action Partners and other similar agencies are still here to help. Please call 1 (877) 930-7351 to speak to a certified Navigator. We will find options that are available for you.

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Food resources during COVID-19 emergency

March 17th, 2020

RSU 71
Grab & Go Bagged breakfast & lunch available at door
Monday – Friday 8AM – 12PM
Captain Albert Stevens School, Belfast
East Belfast School, Belfast
Ames Elementary School, Searsmont

Unity School will be open 3/17/2020 & 3/18/2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for families to pick up meals. All other schools will be available for meal pick up from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 3/17/2020 & 3/18/2020.

RSU 22
Breakfast & lunch to go meals being served at Leroy Smith school Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Pick up meals at door.

RSU 20
School closure for RSU 20 will begin March 16th and run through March 27th; possibly longer. Students who attend RSU 20 who live in any town are eligible to participate in the KINDNESS program which will provide food throughout the entire closure, no matter how long it may last so that all students have necessary and adequate amounts of food.

If you would like to participate in the program, please call one of the numbers listed below to sign up and either receive a pickup time or set up a delivery time. When calling, please have the following information available:

– Last Name
– Number of children and grade each child is in
– Any food allergies the district needs to be aware of
– Address for delivery (if unable to come pick up)

Contact Dave Walsh at (207) 323-2396 or Jayne Snowdale at (407) 694-8733.

This program is free and any student attending RSU 20 is eligible.

The Game Loft
The Game Loft is providing free grab-and-go lunches today to any child from noon to 2 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 17. Lunches will include a sandwich and fruit and vegetables.

The Game Loft will be closed from March 16 through March 29 for regular programming but will serve free lunches to all children who come to the 78A Main Street, Belfast location. Children do not need to be Game Loft members to receive this service.

Town of Searsport
The Town of Searsport is participating in a free meals program for all seniors, shut-ins, or quarantined individuals who are unable to lave their homes during the current COVID-19 emergency. Anyone in need of meals can call Dave Walsh at (207) 323-2396 or Jayne Snowdale at (407) 694-8733. All meals are free and will be delivered.

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COVID-19: WCAP offices closed to the public until March 30, essential services continue

March 16th, 2020

Dear Community Member, 
For 55 years, Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) has held the firm belief that our community’s best interest should always remain at the core of our organization’s values. It is that very belief that has empowered us to respond proactively to the current challenges our state now faces relative to the coronavirus (COVID-19). 
Late last week, Gov. Janet Mills announced that Maine has had its first presumptive case of the coronavirus. Since then, we learned that there has been an increasing number of cases. Given the rapidly changing situation in our nation and our state, and based on the advice of medical and government officials to help contain the spread of the virus, Waldo Community Action Partners is instituting the following measures, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020:  
All WCAP facilities will be closed to the general public for two weeks. 
The welfare of those we serve is our number one priority. We will continue to monitor and assess this situation daily. As conditions shift, we will inform the community of any changes. In the meantime, our facilities are tentatively scheduled to reopen to the public on March 30, 2020. 
At this time, to ensure due diligence to those we serve and our staff, WCAP will be canceling meetings and events through March 30, 2020 and recommending phone or video conferencing whenever possible. WCAP’s Cinderella Project of Maine prom dress giveaway events will be postponed until further notice. 
WCAP will be canceling all meetings and scheduled events and recommending phone or video conferencing as an alternative. As things change, these plans will be reviewed and adjusted. Per the Maine Center for Disease Control’s recommendation to limit large gatherings of 250 people or more, WCAP’s Cinderella Project of Maine prom dress giveaway events scheduled for March 21 in Gardiner and April 4 in Belfast will be postponed until further notice.
The following WCAP services will continue to provide services via phone or electronic communication at a distance during the two weeks WCAP’s facilities are closed to the public, starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020:
– Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
– Resource Advocacy (case management)
– Energy Savings Program
– Central Heating Improvement Program (CHIP) No Heat Services
– Early Childhood Program
– Navigator 
The following essential program services will continue as identified in individual program plans, with special attention to pre-screening and modifications starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 (this may be subject to change at any time):
– Transportation Services
– Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) By Appointment Only
– Home Repair
– Weatherization
WCAP recognizes that these are unsettling times for many and we appreciate your patience as we adjust to these unique, evolving circumstances. Thank you for your understanding and partnership. As always, we appreciate your support and commitment to our organization and the greater community. 
Thank you, 
Donna M. Kelley, LCSW
CEO, Waldo Community Action Partners

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Closed 02/07/20 due to inclement weather

February 7th, 2020

Due to inclement weather conditions, all WCAP offices will be closed today to ensure the safety of our staff and our clients. We will reopen for normal business tomorrow, weather permitting. Mid-Coast Public Transportation will be cancelled today with some exceptions. Please note that cancellations do include both Belfast and Rockland DASH.

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WCAP hires new Resource Developer

February 6th, 2020

Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) is pleased to announce that Dorothy Havey has joined the organization as our new Resource Developer. This is part of a long-range plan to grow and strengthen the organization, which will be celebrating its 55th anniversary later this year.

The Resource Developer’s responsibilities will include planning, implementing, and evaluating development, communications, and public relations opportunities for the organization. WCAP looks to build on current community and organizational strengths with the addition of this position, in order to cultivate the amount of resources available to mid-coast area individuals and families with barriers to economic success.

Dorothy has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector with extensive knowledge in finance, fundraising, community development, promotion and constituent services. She has served the local community as past director of Our Town Belfast, the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, and was the Director of Constituent Services in Waldo County for Senate President Mike Thibodeau. Dorothy has also worked for other mid-coast nonprofits such as the Farnsworth Art Museum, Owls Head Transportation Museum and the Penobscot Marine Museum.

When asked to reflect on past successes in organizational development, Havey recalls her enjoyment having participated in the creation of the Wyeth Center during her time at the Farnsworth Museum. Dorothy continued her passion for building expansion by joining the Facility Development Department at MBNA where she worked for five years. Most recently, Dorothy was employed by the State of Maine Department of Administration and Financial Services where she managed grants for the Department of Labor.

“Our organization is delighted to welcome Dorothy to our team. She brings an extensive background in fundraising, community development, and constituent services which will assist us in meeting our organizational and community goals. She has an energy and enthusiasm for our mission and a demonstrated commitment and dedication to the community we serve which truly lends itself well to the work she will be doing for us,” says Donna Kelley, WCAP’s President & CEO.

Dorothy and her husband, Dave McCurdy, enjoy spending time at their home on Coleman Pond. She is an avid gardener, knitter, and reader as well as kayaker and fisherman. Dorothy currently serves on the Lincolnville Planning Board and Broadband Committee and is member and past president of the Belfast Rotary Club. She is delighted to be working in the Waldo County area again, serving the area she has proudly called home for many years.

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9 Field Street, P.O. Box 130
Belfast, Maine 04915
Phone: (207) 338-6809