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.
South Portland Food Cupboard
South Portland Food CupboardTuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 12:17pm
Thank you to David Libby, Town & Country President & CEO (far left) and Linda Halleran, Town & Country, Public Relations & Communication Manager (far right) for stopping by with a VERY generous donation from
Town & Country FCU for $2,500

Funds will support supplemental food program at local schools

Their Press Release:
February 16, 2017 – South Portland, ME – Town & Country Federal Credit Union has donated $2,500 to the South Portland Food Pantry to provide supplemental meals and snacks to needy kids at local schools.

The food pantry offers healthy food to families with children ages 5 through 12 at four South Portland schools through their Food Closet programs.

Participating schools in the food cupboard program include Brown Elementary School, Kaler Elementary School, Memorial Middle School and South Portland High School.

“This program helps fill a void over the weekend and during school vacations for kids and their families in our community who live with food insecurity”, said Sybil Riemensnider, Executive Director of the South Portland Food Cupboard.

Thank you for your generosity!

Town & Country Federal Credit Union Maine
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South Portland Food CupboardTuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 12:02pm
South Portland (Maine) Fire Department SPFD Local 1476

Support our Firefighters! They help support us!
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South Portland Food CupboardFriday, February 3rd, 2017 at 10:07am
Vote for the South Portland Food Cupboard!
Bangor Savings is giving away more than $100,000 to 40 local non-profits. Help us be the recipient of one of these grants!
Use the link and follow the directions on the screen. You will need to scroll down to Cumberland County, check the box, and write in The South Portland Food Cupboard. Thanks for your support!
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South Portland Food CupboardThursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 10:02am
Interested in a cure for cabin fever? Now is a great time to generate some fun (and a little healthy competition) by sponsoring a food drive! Challenge your classmates, your colleagues, your neighbors, or your friends to see who can bring in the most food! Check our website for a list of items we need most:

Call us with any questions! 874-0379
Please and Thank you!
South Portland Food Cupboard
South Portland Food CupboardWednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 9:41am
Today is February 1st and also the first Wednesday of the month which means we are open this evening from 5-7 pm for clients who work during the day. No need to register in advance. Clients will be served on a first come, first serve basis.

Questions? Call 874-0379 between 8-12 am.

Volunteers: We are looking to create a pool of people who are willing to come in on the first Wednesday of each month to help out. Interested? Call us or fill out our online volunteer form:

Thank you!
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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!