For an important update to our Food Pantry Schedule and to read a letter from our Food Pantry Team, please visit this link.
Our Food Pantry is located in our Parish House and is there to ensure that no one on the island goes hungry. We have no income tests or background checks. If you need food we are happy to provide. The food pantry is also there to assist with all kinds of needs, whether you are looking to make a meal for someone coming home from the hospital or to provide a little extra support when grocery shopping is difficult.
Right now with the spread of COVID-19 and the encouragement from the town to stay on island and limit trips to the mainland, we are happy to help supplement your grocery needs, whether you are:
The Chebeague Island United Methodist Church Food Pantry is open to everyone on Sundays from 11:30 AM - 1 PM.
We continue to have fresh fruits and vegetables from local gardens and Native Maine, meats/poultry as well as canned/ jarred and dried foods. Supplies like sponges, paper towels, and trash bags as well as personal hygiene products are available as well.
We can arrange for pick up or delivery other times when needed. Please bring a bag, stay 6 feet apart and wear a mask. If you prefer to stay in your car we will be happy to help you if you want to give us a list or tell us what you need.
You can find a quick list of items we have on hand below. Click here for a fuller listing!
We also have masks!
We are continuing to bolster our pantry in light of the uncertainties around the spread of COVID-19. We seek to make the food pantry available to help bridge the gaps in our community. You can donate supplies by dropping them off in the coolers in front of the Parish House (both perishable and non-perishable; just please label any perishable foods). Here is our current list of needs:
Food Pantry Needs:
Frozen turkey breast
Pasta and sauce
Shelf Stable Milk
Flour and yeast
Vegetable oil (small)
Whole Wheat Bread (w/o seeds)
Canned soup (chicken noodle, chicken with rice, veggie)
Mixes (quick bread, cookies)
Crackers (saltines, graham)
Canned fish (tuna and sardines)
Hydration fluid (Gatorade, pedialyte)
Laundry detergent (small)
Dish soap (small)
Fresh foods when possible