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MaineHealth Food Pantry at Maine Medical Center

Growers from Liberation Farms Hold baskets of Corn - Photo by Kelsey Kobik
Photograph of growers from Liberation Farms by Kelsey Kobik

The MaineHealth Food Pantry at Maine Medical Center provides healthy food to community members who are experiencing food insecurity. Our pantry is like a small grocery store where visitors can shop for free, high-quality 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.

Visit the Food Pantry

Our pantry is open on a walk-in basis. We do not take appointments.

Our Impact: 2023 by the numbers

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Volunteer Hours

133 care team and community members donated 1,300 hours of volunteer time.

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The pantry became Good Shepherd Food Bank’s 10th largest partner in Maine out of 660, based on amount of food shared.

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Food Shared

We shared 688,000 pounds of food with the community.



4,370 different households/patrons visited the pantry, representing 15,016 total individuals served. The pantry was visited 24,041 times in 74 total open days.

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

  • 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.

Graphic provided by Cumberland County Food Security Council. View the complete 2022 Community Profile of Cumberland County.

Cumberland County maine Food Security Infographic

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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Contact Us


Phone: 207-662-8842