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. FMI: 968-2421.

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. FMI: 873-7375.

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.


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.