August 21, Farm to Families Food Distribution

August 19th, 2020


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Farm to Families Food Distribution

July 17th, 2020


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July 24th Food Distribution

July 17th, 2020

Friday, July 24, 2020
Waldo County Technical Center
1022 Waterville Road, Waldo
(REAR OF BUILDING IN CAFÉ)
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Individuals will be allowed to “shop” for items needed. Only 3 individuals at a time will be allowed to shop and a face covering is required. If you are uncomfortable entering the building we will have pre-packed boxes available for no-contact distribution, or you may request a staff member shop for you.

Items available will include: A variety of fresh produce, assorted frozen meats, shelf-stable milk, and cheddar cheese. As well as a variety of canned and dry goods such as tuna, spaghetti sauce, pasta, soups, baked beans, black beans, kidney beans, corn, peas, green beans, peaches, pears, macaroni & cheese, rice, crackers, muffin and pancake mix.

For more information, please contact Cherie Merrill @ 338-6809 ext. 202 or cmerrill@waldocap.org


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Kids eat free this summer!

June 26th, 2020


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Drive-Thru Food Distribution June 16

June 12th, 2020

WCAP will again be distributing Disaster Relief Food at the Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Road, Waldo, on Tuesday, June 16th from 2 PM – 4:30 PM.

The distribution will consist mainly of pre-packed disaster relief food boxes and some produce. 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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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. 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
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. https://secure.lglforms.com/form_e…/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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WCAP

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