Announcements

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 …

Backpack Program

The Food Pantry is once again gearing up for the school year – and the backpack program will be going strong! This program provides food over the weekends for elementary …

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New Hours at the Pantry!

In an effort to engage more members of our community, the Food Pantry will be shifting our Wednesday hours to 4-6pm starting October 3rd. Additionally, we will be adding hours every other Saturday from 9-10 am beginning October 6th.

Backpack Program Donations

TOP REQUESTED ITEMS FOR BACKPACKS mac & cheese pasta sauce canned chicken canned soup and stews small boxes of pancake mix peanut butter & jelly granola or breakfast bars boxes or …

Backpack Program!

The Food Pantry is once again gearing up for the school year – and the backpack program will be going strong! This program provides food over the weekends for elementary …

Re-usable bags!!

We have been so successful with the Hannaford re-usable bags program. Let’s do it again!! The month of July is the target for purchasing Hannaford reusable bags to support the …

Thank you Girl Scouts!

The food pantry has received a very generous donation of $300 from Girl Scout Troop #721! Thank you for your hard work and for your ongoing community involvement!

New Director!!

Please join us in welcoming Lily Montgomery as our new Program Coordinator! Lily brings to us experience in small scale farming, arts-based youth development, and small business successes. She has …

Winter Weather

***WINTER WEATHER REMINDER*** When school (MSAD 75) is closed due to winter weather, the pantry will also be closed. Be safe out there!

Top Ten Needs

BOWDOINHAM FOOD PANTRY TOP TEN NEEDS! We are grateful for ALL donations, but certain items move quickly and are always in need. Here are our current Top Ten Picks: Flour* …

Food Pantry drop-off

Just a reminder that food can be dropped off at the Town Office, the Town Landing Restaurant, or in the case of perishable items, call the food pantry at 751-7779. …

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Celebrate Bowdoinham!

The Bowdoinham Food Pantry will have a table at the Celebrate Bowdoinham Festivities! Saturday September 9th Stop by and say hello….rumor has it that there will be a cookie raffle!! …

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New Hours!!

Starting the week of September 6th, the Bowdoinham Food Pantry will be open 3pm to 5pm. Please let us know if these shortened hours are a problem for you, and …

Bags for Hunger

The Bowdoinham Food Pantry raised $84.25 through the purchase of 337 Bags For Hunger at the Topsham Hannaford in June and September. Thank you to all who participated!!

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

THURSDAY JUNE 15 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Dear Friends: Are any of you supporting older relatives, parents or friends; either locally or from some distance? Are you …

Food Safety Certification

Even though the Food Pantry is an all-volunteer effort, there are requirements that help assure safety of the donated food, including appropriate storage, handling, expiration dates, etc. The Food Security …

Post Office Food Drive MAY 13!!

The Bowdoinham Post Office is once again participating in the national Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. The event is always held on Mother’s Day weekend which means it is THIS SATURDAY. …

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Fight Hunger Reusable bags!

We are thrilled to share that The Bowdoinham Food Pantry has been chosen by the Topsham Hannaford as the latest beneficiary of the Hannaford Cause Bag program!  Every time the …

Soup Saturday!!

Calling ALL Soup, Bread and Dessert Makers  Hello Everyone!  It’s that time of year – Looking for those of you who want to make soup to support our Soup Dinner …

Giving Tuesday

GIVING TUESDAY Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and following widely recognized shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on …

Top Ten

BOWDOINHAM FOOD PANTRY TOP TEN NEEDS! We are grateful for ALL donations, but certain items move quickly and are always in need. Here are our current Top Ten Picks: Flour* …

Cooking Matters

Pop-Up Grocery Store Tour! Wednesday September 28 – 1:30 – 3:00 at the Bowdoinham Fire Station Healthy eating on a budget! Get a $10 Hannaford gift card! cooking-matters-pop-up-tour-flyer-bowdoinham-food-pantry

Musical Fund Raiser!

9/20 – A music show to benefit the Bowdoinham Food Pantry…with Bob the Bus Driver! Don’t miss it! Doors open at 5pm! Admission is simple: Food! Canned goods, dried goods, …

Tax exempt status!

GREAT NEWS!! A MILESTONE!! The Bowdoinham Food Pantry has successfully obtained tax-exempt status retroactive to September 30, 2015. Contributions are now officially deductible according to your individual tax requirements. For …

Every Penny Counts

MPBN continues to cover the ongoing battle of food insecurity and the challenge of feeding a family in a healthy and economic way.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Just a reminder that the Bowdoinham Advisory Committee on Aging and the Bowdoinham Food Pantry are sponsoring a Healthy Eating Class. It all starts tomorrow January 27 at 1pm at …

Food Insecurity is real

The Portland Press Herald continues to explore this need: http://www.pressherald.com/2016/01/24/persistent-hunger-fuels-sprawling-food-supply-system-for-needy-mainers/

Polar Plunge Success!

Congratulations to Jeremy Cluchey for taking the plunge! Thanks so much for all of your support! It is so much appreciated by all of us at the food pantry and …

Volunteer needed!

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer at the Food Pantry??? We are looking for someone who might be willing to do a little shoveling after each storm. Once the plows …

Polar Plunge!

PLEASE JOIN US!  The Bowdoinham Holiday Festival is this weekend.  Come out and support the Local Artists all day tomorrow Dec. 5th. I especially want to invite you to join …

Giving Tuesday

The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (and after Cyber Monday) is Giving Tuesday. The National Day of Giving. We hope you think of your local Food Pantry on this day. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-day-of-giving-givingtuesday-usually-follows-cyber-monday/ …

Jeremy’s Polar Dip

It’s time for the Polar Bear Dip in Bowdoinham, which means I am once again jumping into the Cathance River to raise funds for the Bowdoinham Food Pantry. The Food …

Celebrate

A big thank you everyone who turned out for Celebrate Bowdoinham on that beautiful day! We received more than $350 in contributions, and  we appreciate that! We cannot do this …