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 CupboardTuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 1:11pm
Thank you for answering our call for backpacks! These will be such a help to the Back Pack Program, providing food to children through their local schools.
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South Portland Food CupboardThursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 9:53am
Our South Portland School Locker project just added 2 more
schools identified with children coming from food insecure
households, Brown and Skillen are setting up Food Lockers for
these students. As we have given out the back packs we had we
could use more for these 2 new schools.
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South Portland Food CupboardWednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 1:02pm
We were recently asked by staff of the Modern Woodmen of America what foods we needed for this project. On Friday, the 16th, they came in with over $1,000 worth of specifically needed foods. Our shelves are FULL and we will be able to help all schools (Kaler, Memorial, High School, Brown & Skillen) with healthy snacks and foods for quite a while. Thank you for your very generous contribution.
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South Portland Food CupboardWednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 9:27am
On October 5th, we will be launching a test of evening Food Cupboard hours. Visits will be by appointment only and are for people not currently using the Thursday service. We are now taking calls from people to pre-screen and set up an appointment. We can be reached at 874-0379.
South Portland Food Cupboard
South Portland Food CupboardTuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 12:13pm
Thank you to our friends at Garbage to Garden for the compost earlier this season for our front door garden. Look what it can do for tiny seedlings from the big box store. Wow! Thanks for helping us make a welcoming entryway!