NEWS & BEYOND
Bridgton Food Pantry
In a nation of affluence and abundance, there are still hungry people
and they are living right in our midst, not in some far away country.
The Bridgton Food Pantry in Bridgton is doing its best to feed those
in need in our area.
The Bridgton Food Pantry is a non-profit community accessible distributor of food to the residents of Bridgton and Naples, Maine. Our mission is to provide supplemental food and staples to families whose financial and/or physical circumstances are causing a need for aid. Debbie Davenport, our new director, oversees the program at the Bridgton United Methodist Church located at 98 Main Street. Over 100 families are signed up, with an average of 30 - 40 showing up for the weekly assistance.
The Bridgton Food Pantry provides food and other staples for people
in need. Certain requirements must be met including:
Once a month (the last Tuesday of each month), residents of Bridgton
and Naples are allowed to bring home food staples and hygienic items
from the The Bridgton Food Pantry or St. Joseph's Church. (Alternating
churches according to alphabetical order)
NOTE: In case of snow or stormy weather, the food pantry will be open the following day (the last Wednesday of the month). If that day is bad also, the pantry will be open the following Tuesday to distribute food and staples.
Once a week clients may stop in at the Methodist Church for breads, fruits, vegetables and pastries donated by "Shop & Save" of Windham and other agencies. Emergency needs may be met by calling and arranging an appointment.
Hours: The Methodist Church, located at 98 Main Street, Bridgton, is
open Tuesday from noon until 2 p.m. (or until the perishables, which
are available every Tuesday, are gone). Food boxes may be picked up
the last Tuesday of every month from noon until 2 p.m. Boxes of government
food are handed out the second Tuesday of each month.
Items Typically Available in monthly food boxes:
Donations are gratefully accepted:
Anyone interested in helping this worthwhile project may contact our
director, Debbie Davenport, at 207-787-3904 or email her at email@example.com.
After hours contact staff members for additional information at: 787-3904.
On Tuesdays call 647-4476.
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