South Portland Food Cupboard

Mission statement

South Portland Food Cupboard Director Sybil Riemensnider completes the ribbon cutting at an open house on Sunday, May 4, celebrating the pantry's move to space at 130 Thadeus St. A large crowd was in attendance, including volunteers, business owners, donors, and others who have supported the effort for the past 18 years. The all-volunteer organization has grown from sharing food with 96 clients a month in 1997 to now serving 677 people each month.

The South Portland Food Cupboard is dedicated to alleviating hunger by providing supplemental food to the needy of South Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and surrounding communities. We strive to offer nutritious foods, provide a full week’s worth of meals for each family once per month, serve with compassion and caring, treat each client with respect while bringing hope and encouragement to their lives, and educate our clients about other available community resources.

 

 

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South Portland Food Cupboard

We are a food pantry that shares a week's worth of healthy and nutritional food items with individuals and families with incomes below 150% of the poverty level. We are open for clients on Thursday from 8:30 - 11:30 am (numbers given at 7:30). We are a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization and run by over 50 volunteers.
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South Portland Food CupboardWednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 8:43am
Today is July 5th, and it is the first Wednesday of the month. That means we will be open this evening for clients who work and are unable to come during our Thursday morning hours.

Open: 5-7 pm!
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South Portland Food CupboardTuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 10:30am
Happy 4th of July!
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South Portland Food CupboardThursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 12:53pm
A big thank you to Nonesuch River Golf Club & it's patrons for the 468 lbs of food! What a clever campaign to offer discounts on greens fees to patrons who bring in non-perishable goods! We love the creativity, and we are grateful for your support again this year.
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South Portland Food CupboardWednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 12:37pm
Many thanks to SoPo Cottage for the generous donation of non-perishables received today. Thank you, Laurel, for stopping by and for your continued generosity. We love to see you!
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South Portland Food CupboardTuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 9:39am
On Wednesday, May 31, we hosted the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Thirty-two members came for a viewing of our facility and the new slide presentation. Again, a donation of $500 was made to the Cupboard. The Rotary is a consistent donor to us. Our van was partially paid for by this club and more than ten of their members donate their time weekly. It was a fun night, members kept donating extra money ($160), and new members received a good picture of what we are about. Very much appreciated!