GOODNESS SAKE FOOD CO OP
Food Pantry Hours of Operation
Located in H.O.M.E.’s Market Stand, the food pantry provides monthly food boxes to qualified individuals/families. Food box items are supplied through Good Shepherd Food Bank, community donations and saved produce and bread from local grocery stores. Boxes include staples such as canned veggies, beans, pasta, snacks (if available) and frozen meat. Hygiene supplies may be included upon request and if available. (i.e. feminine hygiene supplies, deodorant, toothpaste). On occasion there may be infant formula, diapers and baby wipes available. Qualified individuals/families may receive 2 food boxes per month to assist with stretching their grocery budget.
Please call ahead to make an appointment to pick up a food box:
207-469-7961 extension 117.
Every Monday and Tuesday and again on Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm and Friday 9 am to 11 am. H.O.M.E.’s iconic white van travels to local grocery stores and brings back rescued produce, bread, pastries and more. The rescued food is put out on the Market Stand porch for the community.
The Goodness Sake Food Co op
H.O.M.E.’s food pantries gave out an average of 164 food boxes each month.
171 families received a Thanksgiving food box
73 families received a Christmas food box.
118,180 pounds of food was rescued from local grocery stores.
What We Offer
Food boxes are provided twice a month to qualified individuals/families. Food box items are supplied through Good Shepherd Food Bank, community donations and saved produce and bread from local grocery stores. Be prepared to inform the staff if there are any food allergies to assure such products are not included in your food box.
Less Waste for a Cleaner Environment
H.O.M.E. saves food from local grocery stores that can be accessed Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9 am to 3 pm and Friday from 9 am to 11 am. In 2022 this program saved 118,180 pounds of food from being thrown away.
Healthy Food For Community Members
The Food Pantry provides a box of non-perishable food items to individuals/families up to twice a month. A bag of frozen meat may be included when available. Hygiene items may be supplied upon request, if available.
We seek to provide good nutrition
In addition, we harvest organic vegetables from our own gardens which we sell at Farmers’ Market, use in our Soup Kitchen and contribute to the local Farm Share program that provides fresh produce to area senior citizens.