Food pantries in Waldo County offering assistance during COVID-19

April 2nd, 2020

WCAP’s Early Childhood Program’s Nutrition Coordinator has compiled a 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. https://www.gsfb.org/covid-19-partner-agency-updates/




Waldo County Food Pantries/Cupboards:


Greater Bay Area Ministerial Food Cupboard
23 Mill Lane, Belfast
(207) 834-5815, Jim Kelly
Food Pantry currently suspended. Call number, place order, if a family qualifies, food will be delivered


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.
Drive-through food distribution.


Jackson Food Pantry
260 Village Road, Jackson
(207) 322-9469, Cindy Ludden
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Produce only available 1st & 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 a drive-up Community Food Pantry

March 23rd, 2020

WCAP will be having a Drive-up Community Food Pantry on Wednesday, March 25th from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Jabine Head Start Center, 275 High Street. Community members are welcome to drive through and accept a pre-packaged bag of food donated by the Good Shepard Food Bank. We ask that you remain in your vehicle and follow the established traffic pattern. Bags will be brought to you. If you have any questions or need more resources to obtain food, please contact our main office at (207) 338-6809.


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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


RSU 3
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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Free Financial Planning Workshop February 6th

January 24th, 2018

Kick off the new year with your finances in check. Attend our personal finance workshop to expand your knowledge about budgeting and saving money. Join us for a free financial planning workshop on Tuesday, February 6th from 9am-11:30am at 9 Field Street, Suite 206A. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Childcare will be provided with advanced notice. Please contact WCAP’s Case Manager, Gayleen Gogan at (207) 338-6809 ext. 216 for more information.


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POSTPONED- Free financial planning workshop January 23rd

January 9th, 2018

Job Training Flyer **DUE TO THE POTENTIAL STORM TOMORROW, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE THAT IS TO BE DETERMINED** Kick off the new year with your finances in check. Attend our personal finance workshop to expand your knowledge about budgeting and saving money. Join us for a free financial planning workshop on Tuesday, January 23 from 9am-11:30am at 9 Field Street, Suite 206A. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Childcare will be provided with advanced notice. Please contact WCAP’s Case Manager, Gayleen Gogan at (207) 338-6809 ext. 216 for more information.


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Employment Workshop This Thursday

October 23rd, 2017

Are you searching for a job? Need to get motivated to make this happen?

WCAP Early Childhood Program is hosting an employment workshop presented by Goodwill Workforce Solutions’ Sheila Muldoon!

This 3 hour workshop will show you ways to:

– Spruce up your resume
– Update your interviewing skills
– Connect you with hiring employers in the area & to earn a good living wage

When: Thursday, October 26th 9am-12pm

Where: 9 Field Street, WCAP Conference Room

A light breakfast and luncheon will be provided before our Program’s Advisory Committee meeting, We would love to have you stay for lunch and attend from 1-2:30pm.

We will be raffling off a door prize!


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New benefits portal makes online application possible through DHHS

March 15th, 2012

Maine Community Action Association (MCAA) and several Maine Community Action Agencies, including WCAP, have agreed to work in partnership with Maine DHHS to make their new online benefits portal available to those in need. The benefits portal, known as “My Maine Connection” went live in September of 2011 and has been dubbed “your resource for independence” by DHHS. The portal, which allows individuals to go online to apply for TANF (food supplements/food stamps), health care, cash assistance, and childcare, is a one stop shop for many low-income needs. Those who aren’t able to access My Maine Connection from home, whether it be because they don’t have a computer with internet or don’t know how, are able to come to Waldo Community Action Partners to use our computers and receive help. There will always be a staff member available to those who need assistance. After submitting an application, a DHHS caseworker will call the individual who submitted the application to review their eligibility and follow up with their application. DHHS planned to roll-out its recertification tool to make reapplying simple by January 2012.

 

To access My Maine Connection, individuals simply type in the web address: www.maine.gov/mymaineconnection to be directed to the start page, which is pictured below. You may notice that there is a prescreen option. The prescreen option allows individuals to see what benefits they qualify for, including WIC and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Make sure to tell your clients about this new program! Anyone requesting help with applying at WCAP can talk to Tabitha or Dallas to schedule an appointment, by calling 338-6809 and asking about My Maine Connection.


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