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MaineHealth Food Pantry at Maine Medical Center

The MaineHealth Food Pantry at Maine Medical Center provides healthy food to MaineHealth patients who are experiencing food insecurity. Our pantry is set up like a small grocery store where visitors can shop for high-quality, free food for their entire household. We prioritize fresh, local and culturally important foods as much as possible.

Making sure that everyone has access to nourishing food is an important part of the MaineHealth mission: working together so our communities are the healthiest in America. The food pantry is made possible through partnerships with community-based organizations such as Good Shepherd Food Bank and will eventually be open to all community members.

Visit the Food Pantry

Our pantry is open to MaineHealth patients on a walk-in basis.

  • Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am - 3 pm
    • During stormy weather, please call 207-662-8842 to check hours.
  • Address: 950 Congress St. Portland, ME
    • Former Greyhound bus station at the corner of Congress and St. John
  • Directions: Get directions >
  • By Foot: A 10 minute walk from the Maine Medical Center Bramhall campus
  • By Bus: Take METRO Route 1 to stop #140 at the corner of Congress and Gillman
  • By Car: Free parking for pantry visitors at 950 Congress Street, Portland, ME
    • The parking lot entrance is on St. John Street.
Woman holding a basket of corn

Photograph of growers from Liberation Farms by Kelsey Kobik

Woman holding a pint of tomatoes

Photograph of growers from Liberation Farms by Kelsey Kobik

What is nutrition security?

Learn more about how hunger affects a person’s ability to manage their health.

Information & Resources

Do you need help finding healthy food in your community, applying for health coverage, accessing affordable medications, finding transportation or other social services? The MaineHealth Patient Assistance team can help. Call 1-833-644-3571 or email us at patientassistline@mainehealth.org.

  • Earn bonus bucks when you purchase local produce with your EBT card at markets that participate in Maine Harvest Bucks, such as the Portland Farmers Market. For example, if you spend $20 with SNAP at a participating market, you will receive an extra $10 of Maine Harvest Bucks to spend at the market. That equals $30 worth of fresh, local food.
  • Fresh Start Farms offers farmer training and land access for immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers at their Hurricane Valley location in Falmouth, Maine. Learn more.

Our Generous Donors & Sponsors

The inaugural work is supported through a $200,000 investment by MaineHealth, coming in part through funds set aside by MaineHealth’s Board of Trustees to honor long-term former CEO Bill Caron. A generous $100,000 donation from former Maine Speaker of the House and U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon is also funding this project. Thank you to our partner, Good Shepherd Food Bank.

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