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, January 18th, 2017 at 8:03am
Join Us for an indoor Winter BBQ
to benefit the South Portland Food Cupboard!

BBQ Ribs & Chicken
Pulled Pork & Sausage
Hamburgers & Hotdogs
Baked Beans
Macaroni & Cheese
Cole Slaw
Corn Bread & Brown Bread
Brownies & Ice Cream

Adults $10, Children (under 12) $5, a Family $30

Come and join the fun:
Saturday, January 21st
5:30 pm
St. Maximilian Kolbe Church
150 Black Point Road, Scarborough

All are welcome! Bring a friend (or two or three). See you there!
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South Portland Food CupboardTuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 7:40pm
Thank you to the folks at Saco & Biddeford savings for their generous donation and for stopping by to deliver it in person! We love the chance to meet our kind donors. We couldn't do what we do without you. Thanks!
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South Portland Food CupboardTuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 11:10am
Thanks to all the people at Unitil for your generous food donation and to the two gentlemen for bringing it right to our door. We so enjoy meeting the people who work so hard on our behalf!
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South Portland Food CupboardTuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 11:08am
The stockings were wonderful and so well received by our clients! Thank you, ladies, for all your hard work and your thoughtfulness!
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South Portland Food CupboardTuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 10:55am
We had so many donor visits and donations the month of December and were so busy with clients, we go a bit behind in posting our photos and thanks! We'll try to do some catch up this week.

Please know that we and our clients are so very grateful for your generosity during this season of giving and throughout the year! You are an essential partner in this operation, and we couldn't do what we do without our donors and volunteers. Thank you for all you do!

Happy New Year.
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South Portland Food CupboardTuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 10:43am
On Thursday, December 22, we were visited by “SECRET SANTA”. As surprised as we all were, our clients were speechless when handed an envelope with $100 in it. Tears, thanks, and stories followed.
Our clients ‘s income is way below the poverty level, and as difficult as it is to come to a food pantry, knowing this, we always treat them with dignity, and compassion. So when they told us this money would pay towards January rent, that one only had $.38 to her name, now their children would get Christmas gifts, ,etc. They were truly stunned by this generosity, as were all the volunteers.
To “SECRET SANTA” we say, your generosity reached those most in need, you made Christmas for them and for us. We thank you and welcome you back next year.
Sybil Riemensnider, Director