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 hiring!

We are seeking candidates to fill the position of Director for the Bowdoinham Food Pantry. The full job description and application details are here.


The Pantry is happy to announce that we are open for in-person shopping. Shoppers are asked to take a number as they drive in, park their car and wait to be called in to shop. One to two families will be invited to shop at a time. Everyone will be required to wear a mask while inside, regardless of whether they are vaccinated.  
In addition to our regular shelf-stable items, we have an abundance of fresh, local produce.   We look forward to seeing you.  Shop here first!   

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. 

Thank you for patience and understanding. See you Wednesday!


Board of Directors

Sally Cluchey, Chair

David Zellinger, Treasurer

Bethany Allen, Secretary

Jon Beede

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


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