Saint Luke’s Food Pantry

9:30-11:00am Thursdays, at the Park Street entrance

Many Maine families, even those who receive public assistance, have empty cupboards. For more than 20 years, Saint Luke’s Food Pantry has helped those with sudden job loss, illness, or unexpected expenses fill those cupboards. Most who visit St. Luke’s Food Pantry leave with several days’ food. Our visitors may use our pantry once a month and, to supplement that, there are also other pantries in the area that are helpful.

In an average month, the pantry now serves over 70 people. This is possible because people like you donate food items and make financial contributions. St. Luke’s also supports the Pantry through its operating budget. And, we receive small Grants during the year.

We have joined forces with the Good Shepherd Food Bank in order to purchase food at low case prices plus miscellaneous items for seventeen cents per pound. We also receive food from Wayside Food Rescue when needed.

It’s the core of wonderful volunteers who faithfully keep helping that makes it all work smoothly. From managing wait lines to checking people in to allocating food needs, this team is dedicated and very helpful – and not only do we feed our clients but we get to know them too . If you are interested in joining our team, please call the Parish Office at 772-5434 or email us at office@stlukesportland.org.