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 housed in the basement of St. John the Evangelist Church, 611 Main St., South Portland. We have a 501(3)(c) non-profit status, are 100% volunteer run, and are helping well over 300 families a month. We are open on Thursday mornings, have more than 50 volunteers, and with the help of a caring community have plenty of food to share.
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South Portland Food CupboardWednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 10:00am
Thank you to Tim Napolitano for providing the beautiful new signage for the van. It looks great and everyone will know who we are as we make pickups! Thank you.
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South Portland Food CupboardTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 1:33pm
Thank you to all the donors who answered our call for funding for the new van. Through your generosity, we have reached our goal. The new van is in operation picking up donations and making deliveries to our Home bound Seniors. Thank you!
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South Portland Food CupboardTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 12:59pm
Thank You, THANK YOU to United Healthcare for the very generous donation of school supplies and backpacks! This will be a big help for all our young clients here at the Cupboard and through the Locker Project.
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South Portland Food CupboardFriday, August 12th, 2016 at 9:23am
Thank you to the parishioners of St. John/Holy Cross who outdid themselves in support of the Christmas in July Fundraiser. They donated over 300 lbs of healthy snacks for our Snack Bags program which provided healthy snacks to families with school age children. This donation comes at a good time as we distribute more of these bags during the summer when the kids are out of school and away from the school food programs. Thanks for restocking the shelves!
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South Portland Food CupboardThursday, August 11th, 2016 at 7:08pm
Run for Fun! Run for Food!

Mark your calendar for the annual K of C 5K Road Race. Organized by the Knights of Columbus Council #11747, the proceeds will benefit the South Portland Food Cupboard!

Race Begins: August 26th @ 6 pm
Start & Finish at 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough

Cost: preregistration $15 w/no shirt or $17 w/shirt (register by Aug 12)
OR $20 day of race

Register at

Fun Run for Kids 14 & under @ 5:30 (no registration, just show up and race)

Businesses: Race Sponsorships available for $30/$50/$250. Contact Tige Cunningham at 329-0164.

See you there!