About Us

9 Main Street, Bowdoinham, ME 04008The Bowdoinham Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 4-6pm. ALL Bowdoin and Bowdoinham residents are welcome at the pantry, no income verification required! We are located down by the waterfront, next to the Art Center.  The Pantry is here for Bowdoinham and Bowdoin residents.  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 hot 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

Open Wednesdays 4pm to 6pm.

Located on: 9 Main Street, Bowdoinham, Maine 04008


As a reminder, the Bowdoinham Food Pantry remains open on Wednesdays 4-6pm.  Please see below for new procedures!

Please see our Donate page for our immediate needs and additional drop-off hours!

Thank you!

We are committed to keeping the pantry open to serve all of the people who need food assistance in a way that is safe for our clients and for our volunteers.

The Bowdoinham Food Pantry will be open this Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. In order to continue our efforts to keep everyone safe, beginning this week and until further notice,  we will be offering pre-packed boxes (or bags) of food to ensure a safe physical distance.


  • Please stay in your vehicle the entire time.
  • Pull all the way into the boat launch parking lot, turn around and drive your car up to the side of the building where you will see volunteers.
  • Look at the posted sign to see what we have included in your box of food. If there are any items that you DO NOT need, any dietary restrictions you have, or special items that you need, please tell the volunteer at this time.
  • The volunteer will make any necessary adjustments to the box and place it in the trunk of your vehicle.  Again, please do not get out of 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 food box and may even have menu suggestions.

Thank you for patience and understanding. See you Wednesday!


Board of Directors

Sally Cluchey, Chair

David Zellinger, Treasurer

Bethany Allen

Jon Beede

Hannah Burroughs

Caitlin Johnson

Carol Lenna, Secretary

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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