About Us

The Bowdoinham Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ALL Bowdoin and Bowdoinham residents are welcome at the pantry, no income verification required! We are located down by the waterfront, in the gray building.

If you are in need of a little extra help with groceries, a variety of personal items and more, we encourage you to come see us.  We occasionally offer homemade soups in the winter months, and a variety of fresh vegetables when available. The only requirement for you to become a client is that you live in Bowdoinham or Bowdoin.  We are here to help.

For more information, please email us at bowdoinhamfoodpantry@gmail.com or call: 207-751-7779

Please see our donate page for our immediate needs and drop-off hours.


Open Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: 9 Main Street, Bowdoinham, Maine


We are committed to keeping the pantry open to serve everyone who need food assistance in a way that is safe for our clients and for our volunteers.  In order to continue our efforts to keep everyone safe, and until further notice, we are offering pre-packed boxes (or bags) of food to ensure a safe physical distance.


  • Please stay in your vehicle the entire time.
  • Pull into the back parking lot along the building. During distribution there will a one volunteer outside to greet you. This volunteer will take your name and will have a list of additional offerings for the day. After making selections, you will be instructed to park in one of the parking spaces.
  • Several other volunteers will be inside the pantry preparing your selections and will bring deliver them to  your car to the assigned parking spot. Please stay in your car, the bags will be placed in your vehicle.

The food available to us changes each week, please know that we are doing the best we can to serve you. We will try to include a variety of items in your pre-packed bags. If you need additional items not on the list, please be sure to ask.

Thank you for patience and understanding. See you Wednesday!



Board of Directors

Sally Cluchey, Chair

David Zellinger, Treasurer

Bethany Allen, Secretary

Jon Beede

Hannah Burroughs

Caitlin Johnson

Carol Lenna

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bowdoinham Food Pantry is to provide supplemental food and other household consumables to children and adults who live in Bowdoinham and Bowdoin in locations that are accessible and accommodating. The organization is committed to providing food and other household items in a manner that is caring, compassionate and respectful. In order to achieve this mission the organization looks for creative distribution methods utilizing volunteers that interact in respectful and caring ways. The organization partners with other activities and organizations that have common interests in order to better serve the community as a whole.

2019 Annual Meeting Report


Amazon Smile

The Bowdoinham Food Pantry now has an Amazon Smile account. Every time you purchase something through Amazon, you have the option of using our non-profit designation when you create your …

Fall Newsletter

BFP Bowdoinham News Winter 2019 Please remember two things: 1) these are your neighbors and they need our help, and 2) we do not determine need based on financial information …