Food Pantries

FOOD PANTRIES

ALBION:  Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry is now open at 123 Benton Road. The hours are 9-11 a.m. on the first and third Thurs. of the month. Albion residents only.

CHINA: The China Community Food Pantry, 1320 Lakeview Dr., China, is open Friday and Saturday, from noon to 1 p.m. for residents of China.

CHELSEA: Chelsea Food Bank, every Wed., 10:30 a.m. – noon; every Mon., 4 – 5:30 p.m. 65 River Rd. FMI: 462-1750.

FAIRFIELD: Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry, 23 Lawrence Ave.  Open first and third Thurs., each month.9 a.m. – noon.   FMI  509-9972.

JEFFERSON: Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, serving Jefferson and Somerville, second and fourth Wednesdays monthly, 4 – 5:30 p.m., at St. Giles Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Rd. (Rte. 126). FMI: 315-1134.

MADISON: People Who Care, 23 Locust St., (basement of the former Old Point Ave. School), every Wed., 9 a.m. – noon. Open to all eligible residents of Madison, Anson, North Anson, Embden and New Portland. Bring proof of income and physical address.

MONTVILLE: New Life Community Church: Open Sunday following the third Saturday, 1 – 1:30 p.m. Boxed and ready to go. Open to all. Rte. 173, next to the Choate Rd. Telephone 589-4910 or 322-1441.

OAKLAND: Oakland Soup and Sandwich, United Baptist Church, 47 Church St., open every Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

PALERMO: Palermo Food Pantry, located at the Palermo Community Center, on Turner Ridge Rd. Serving Palermo residents every Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon.  FMI: 993-2225.

SIDNEY: Sidney Community Food Pantry, 3022 West River Rd., (next to Second Baptist Church), serving residents of Sidney. Open the second Wednesday of every month, 8 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.FMI: 207-805-6362.

SKOWHEGAN: Skowhegan Food Cupboard, Cariani St., behind Gifford’s, 10-11 a.m., Mon., Wed., Fri., each week except on holiday. 474-9249.

SKOWHEGAN: Trinity Free Church, 12 McClellan St., Mon., Wed., Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

SOLON: Solon Food Cupboard, old Methodist Church, open 2nd and 4th Thurs. & Fri. of month, 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 2:45 p.m.

UNITY: Third Sat. of each month, 7 – 8:30  a.m. at 108 Depot St. (old firehouse).

VASSALBORO: The Vassalboro Food Pantry on Rte. 32 is open on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon for all eligible residents of Vassalboro.

WINDSOR: First and third Thurs. of each month, 6:30 – 8 p.m., at the new food bank at Windsor Town Hall parking lot.

WINSLOW: St. John Food Pantry, 26 Monument St. Third Wednesday of every month. Open 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Open to all, bring proof of physical address. FMI: Corpus Christi Parish, 872-2281.

FOOD and CLOTHING

CHINA: Clothing and books, China Community Food Pantry, 1320 Lakeview Dr., China, Friday and Saturday, noon to 1 p.m. for residents of China.

EMBDEN: Embden Community Center Thrift Store, Wed., Fri., or Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  FMI: 566-7302.

MADISON: Nonprofit St. Sebastian Thrift Shop, 16 Pleasant St., Madison. Non-denominational. Open Thurs.., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

OAKLAND: Gently used clothing, 2nd & 3rd Thursday, 1 – 3 p.m., Oakland-Sidney Methodist Church, 20 West School St.

PALERMO: Exchange Shop, a free clothing outlet open to the public, Sat., 9 – 11 a.m., at Palermo Christian Church, 322 Branch Mills Rd. FMI: 993-2636.

SKOWHEGAN: Food Co-op. FMI: Neighbor Helping Neighbor 474-3700, Evergreen Wilderness Chapel 643-2636. Order now for next delivery.

SKOWHEGAN: Trinity E Free Church, 12 McClellan St., men’s homeless shelter and emergency shelter for families, women and children. FMI: 474-8833.

SOLON: Nonprofit Solon Thrift Shop, Methodist Church, Pleasant St. Open Tues. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

UNITY: Good Steward Thrift Shop, corner of Main and Depot streets. Sat., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our Town’s Report

Our Town’s Report

ALBION
437-2900

Town office hours: Tues., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Thurs., 1 – 6 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Trash pick up Tues. morning. Animal Control Officer: Peter Nerber 993-2225 (home), 624-2786 (cell). Codes Enforcement Officer, Adam Bradstreet, 314-4126; Licensed Plumbing Inspector, Adam Bradstreet 314-1426. Library hours: Mon. & Thurs., 2 – 8 p.m., Wed. & Sat., 9 – 11 a.m. Phone 437-2220. Recycling, Besse Bldg. second Sat., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Selectmen meet second and fourth Mondays of the month, 7 p.m., Besse Bldg.
• Spring clean-up day, Sat., June 4, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Lee Brothers.

BENTON
453-7191

Town office hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Transfer station in Clinton, Wed. – Sat., 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., 426-8187. Codes Enforcement Officer, Adam Bradstreet, 314-4126.. Animal Control: Dave Huff, 487-1632.

• Selectmen meet second Monday, 6 p.m.
• Planning board meets second Tuesday, 7 p.m.
• Please visit the town’s website www.bentonmaine.info.

CHELSEA
582-4802

Town office hours: Mon., closed; Tues., Thurs., Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wed., 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Codes Enforcement Officer, Wed. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., or by appointment.

• Selectmen’s meeting 2nd and 4th Wed. of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the town office.
• Planning board meets second Mon. of ev ery month, 7 p.m., town office.
• Rapid Renewal can be doe on line at www.sosonline.org.
• Register your dog online at maine.gov.
• Pay taxes online at town website chelseamaine.org and click on “links.”

CHINA
445-2014

Town office hours: Mon. – Fri., 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat., 8 – 11 a.m.. Website: www.china.govoffice.com. Transfer station, Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Codes Enforcement Officer, Tues. & Thurs., 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Fri., 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Animal Control evenings and weekends, primary number 993-2225 or 505-0981. You mayt also contact the town  office during working hours. Library hours: China, Tues., 2 – 6 p.m., Thurs., 2 – 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. – noon; South China, Wed., 10 a.m. – noon, & 3 – 7 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Phone 445-3094.

• Rapid Renewal auto-vehicle re-registrrations can be done online at www.sosonline.org.
• Planning board meets second and fourth Tues. of the month, China town office meeting room.
• Tues., Aug. 9, Thurston Park committee.
• Tues., Aug. 16, Emergency Preparedness committee, 10:15 a.m.

CLINTON
426-8511

Town office hours: Mon. thru Fri., 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., second and fourth Tues. of each month, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Transfer station, Wed. – Sat., 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Police non-emergency and Animal Control, 426-9192. Library, 426-8686.

• Board of selectmen meet second and fourth Tues. of each month.
• Town Assessors / Codes Enforcement Officer Tues. – Thurs., 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

FAIRFIELD
453-7911

Town office hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:30 – 4:30 p.m.Transfer station, Pine T ree Waste in Waterville. Animal Control, call police 453-9321. Library hours: Mon. – 8 p.m., Tues. & Wed., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thurs, 1 – 8 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – noon, 453-6867.

• Town council meets 2nd and 4th Wed. of month, 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center, Water St.
• For burning permits call the fire department, 453-2429.

JEFFERSON

Town office hours: Mon., 3 – 7 p.m.; Tues., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wed., 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Closed Thurs., Fri., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 549-7401; fax 549-7709, www.jeffersonmaine.org. Transfer station Tues. & Sat., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gates close at 3:50 p.m. Public Library, Jefferson Village School 215-2487, Tues., & Thurs., 4 – 7 p.m. Closed during school year when school is closed. Three laptops av available; free Wi-Fi.

• Selectmen meet every other Monday, 6 p.m.

MADISON
696-3971

Town office hours: Mon. – Fri., 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Landfill pass at town office. Curbside recycling, Area 1, first & 4th Tues. (Weston Ave., Rte. 43); Area 2, 2nd and 4th Thurs. (Main St., Norridgewock end); Area 3, 2nd and 4th Fri. (all through roads outside village). Animal control, call police 696-5373. Library hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 696-5626.

• Selectmen meet 2nd & 4th Monday.
• Planning board meets as needed.

NORRIDGEWOCK
634-2252

Town office hours: Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.; Thurs., 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Library hours, Tues. & Thurs., 2 – 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sophie May Library, Wed., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 634-2828.

OAKLAND
465-7357

Town office hours: Mon. – Thurs., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Transfer station, Wed. – Sun., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Codes Enforcement Officer, Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 465-2842 for appointment. Library hours: Tues., 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Wed., – Fri., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Sat., Sun. & Mon. Recreation Department, Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

• Town Council meetings 2nd and 4th Weds. of each month, town office, 6 p.m.

PALERMO
993-2296

Town office hours: Tues. & Wed., 8 a.m. – noon; Thurs. 3 – 7 p.m.; Fri.,8 a.m. –  noon. Open 1st & 3rd Saturday. Website, http://townofpalermo.org.  Animal Control, Peter Nerber 993-2225 or 512-6184.

• The town accepts credit cards and debit cards with a convenience fee that is separately charged from the transaction.
• Rapid Renewal re-registrations available online at www.sosonline.org.

Library hours: Effective July 1, Mon., 10 a.m. – noon, Toddler Time; Tues., 3 – 6 p.m.; Wed., 6 – 7:30 p.m. Lego Club; Thurs., 3 – 6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

SKOWHEGAN
474-6902

Town Office hours: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Recycling at landfill, Tues. – Sat., 7 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Extended summer hours on Tues. & Thurs. until 4:45 p.m. Library hours: Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 474-9072.

• Planning Board meets 1st & 3rd Tues., 7 p.m., council room.
• Selectmen meet 2nd & 4th Tues.

SOMERVILLE
549-3828

Town office hours: 72 Sand Hill Rd. Hours, Mon., 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Wed., noon – 6 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., www.somervillemaine.org.

• Selectmen meet first Wed. of the month, 6 p.m., town office.

UNITY
948-3763

Town office hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Tues. evenings, 5 – 7 p.m. Transfer statio, first Sat. of the month, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Animal Control, Sue Dwyer, 568-3141 or 851-8080. Unity College Library hours: check website for the most current times, www.unity.edu/academic/supportservices/library/hours.aspx or call 948-3131, ext. 328.

• Unity selectmen meet first and third Mon., 6:30 p.m., town office.

VASSALBORO
872-2826

Town office hours: Mon., Tues., & Wed., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thurs., 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. – noon. Transfer station, Tues., Thurs., Sat., & Sun., 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Codes Enforcement Officer, Tues., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wed., 8 a.m. – noon, Thurs., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Library hours: Mon. & Wed., 12:30 – 8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., 923-3233. Town of Vassalboro website.

WASHINGTON

Town office hours: Mon., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 4 – 7 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., Fri., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Weds., 2 – 7 p.m.

• Closed Maine state holidays & MSAD #40 snow days.
• Selectmen meet every Wed., 7 p.m., Bryant Room, Gibbs Library unless otherwise posted.

WINDSOR
445-2998

Town office hours: Mon., Thurs., Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; closed Wed. Transfer station, Weds., 3 – 8 p.m., Fri., 1 – 6 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Codes Enforcement Officer Arthur Strout, Tues., 6 – 7 p.m., town office. Animal Control, Peter A. Nerber and Peter E. Nerber, 993-2225, cell 530-0948 and 505-0981.

All of the following meetings at town hall unless otherwise noted.

  • Mon., Aug. 21, Cemetery Committee, 6 p.m..
  • Tues., Aug. 22, Board of selectmen, 6 p.m.

WINSLOW
872-2777

Town office hours: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Library hours: Mon., Tues. & Fri., 9 a.m,. – 8 p.m.; Wed. 7 Thurs., 1  – 8 p.m.; Sat., closed July, August and Labor Day weekend. 872-1978.

• Planning board meets first Thurs. of each month, 7:15 p.m., council chambers, town office.