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Food Resources in The Community

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Food Resources During COVID-19 Shutdown

Portland Public School District Meal

Pickup Locations

Updated 8/19/20
Six school sites distribute meals (breakfast and lunch) Monday-Friday 10am-12pm. Food is for children 18 and under.

School sites and addresses:

Deering High School

370 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04103

King Middle School

92 Deering Avenue, Portland, ME 04102

Lyman Moore Middle School

171 Auburn Street, Portland, ME 04103

Talbot Community School (formerly Riverton)

1600 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04103

Presumpscot Elementary School,

69 Presumpscot Street, Portland, ME 04103

Reiche Community School 166 Brackett Street, Portland, ME 04102
The PPS district also distributes food at the office of Bayside Anchor Portland Housing Authority (curbside pickup). Food is distributed at this location during weekdays from 12:30-1:30pm. The address is 81 East Oxford Street, Portland Me 04101.

The Locker Project
In addition to the food provided by the School District, the non-profit, Locker Project, will be providing limited quantities of pre-packaged food at the schools from 10am-12pm on the following days:
Wednesdays: Reiche Community School and King Middle School Thursdays: Deering High School, Lyman Moore Middle School, Talbot Commmunity School (formerly Riverton), and Presumpscot Elementary School
This food may be picked up in addition to the food provided by the school district. Locker Project will have 25 pre-packaged food available at each school.
First come, first served.


Portland Food Pantries

All food pantries will be distributing pre-packaged food during the shutdown.

Every Day:

Preble Street Resource Center Food Pantry

252 Oxford  Street, Portland, ME 04101 | 775-0026


Service Area: Open to all

Offering pre-packaged boxes of food

Select Days:

Salvation Army Food Pantry
297 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, ME 04101 | 774-6304

Mon, Wed, & Fri. at 1-2:30 PM

Service area: Greater Portland


Stroudwater Food Pantry
1520 Westbrook Street, Portland, ME 04102 | 200-5985
Sundays, 1-3 PM
Service Area: Greater Portland Food distributed at the front door. This pantry is offering pre-packaged boxes of food. Guests will be assisted at the front door or in their car as the facility will be closed to guests. Please contact them if you need to schedule home delivery.

White Memorial Food Pantry

97 Allen Avenue, Portland, ME 04103 | 797-4414

Thursdays, 7:15am-9 am 

Service area: Open to all Food distributed at the front door. Photo ID required.


St. Luke's Cathedral Food Pantry 

134 Park Street, Portland, Me 04101 | 772-5434

Thursdays, 9:30-11 AM

Service area: Open to all

Prepackaged bags of food distributed at the back of the church.


Soup Kitchens


All soup kitchens are offering take-home meals during the shut-down.


Preble Street Resource Center Soup Kitchen

252 Oxford Street, Portland, ME 04101 | 775-0026

Breakfast, 8-9:30 AM

Lunch, 11:30-1 PM

Dinner, 4:30-6 PM


Preble Street Teen Center Soup Kitchen 

343 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, ME 04101 | 874-1197

Breakfast, 8-9 AM

Lunch, 12-1 PM

Dinner, 6-7 PM

Take-home meals and pre-packaged boxes of food are available upon request for anyone under 21 years of age. Please call ahead so that meals can be prepared prior to arrival and reduce wait time.


St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen

307 Congress Street, Portland ME 40101 | 772-1113

Lunch, Monday - Friday, 11-12:30 PM