The MaineHealth Food Pantry at Franklin provides healthy food to referred MaineHealth patients and care team members who are experiencing food insecurity. In Maine, one out of every five children and one out of every ten people do not have reliable access to affordable, healthy food. Our welcoming and confidential pantry provides a variety of free, fresh, frozen and shelf-stable foods that support health and well-being in our community.
Also offered at the food pantry are infant formula, baby diapers, COVID-19 at-home testing kits, and personal hygiene items such soap, shampoo and toothpaste.
The food pantry is made possible through a partnership with Good Shepherd Food Bank.
Visiting the Food Pantry
The pantry is located on the Franklin Memorial Hospital campus at 200 Franklin Health Commons in Farmington. Enter Franklin Memorial Hospital’s main roadway and then take an immediate right and follow the signs to the food pantry. Our team will talk with you about your household needs and provide you with one week’s worth of food per visit.
Join our Food as Medicine program!
Do you have a chronic health condition? Eating healthy foods can help you better manage your condition and improve your quality of live. This free one-year program can help you improve your health with nutritious food and learn to make healthier lifestyle choices. The Food as Medicine program includes:
- Free healthy food - 10 meals each week
- Healthy cooking classes, recipes, and menu planning with a registered dietitian
- Connection with and support from others in your community
- Resources to help manage your health condition(s)
This program is for MaineHealth primary care patients age 18 or older who live in Greater Franklin County and have a chronic health condition (like type 2 diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol or high blood pressure) and have limited access to affordable, healthy food. For more information, please call 207-779-2928 or click to send us an email.
Support our Food Pantry
Being able to access nutritious food can prevent poor health, disease complications, and hospitalizations. Your gift in support of the food pantry can help combat food insecurity in our communities by providing healthy food options in a convenient, trustworthy, and stigma-free environment.
Pantry Hours and Contact Info
Our food pantry is currently open to MaineHealth patients and care team members by referral only. Referred patients and employees may walk in anytime during business hours or contact us for an appointment.