The free distributions of food held by the Boothbay Region Food Pantry on two Saturdays during the past month were successful, allowing us to offer more food to the community. Why did the food pantry offer these free distributions? An important reason was to reach out to everyone!
A secondary reason was the necessity to draw down our supply of food, which was beginning to outstrip our storage capacity. During the Covid era, the pantry has been grateful to receive an exceptionally large number of food item donations from individuals, churches, and other organizations and agencies. Pantry directors realized that the pantry could expand its offerings to clients and to others in the community and at the same time open up space in our overcrowded shelves and freezers.
Watch for future articles in the Register for further updates on food distribution as circumstances warrant.
Information for all
The Boothbay Region Food Pantry is located in the lower level of the Congregational Church at 125 Townsend Ave. in Boothbay Harbor. It serves residents in the towns of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Southport and Edgecomb, as well as others needing emergency food. It is open every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (except for the Friday after Thanksgiving and for the fifth Friday, if any, of the month). Please call 207-633-5666 to make an appointment and fill out a grocery list or come to the pantry at 1 p.m. The pantry is accessible to all. Clients who wish to select perishable items that remain after the regular Friday distribution may come to the pantry to do so at 1 p.m.
If you have a food emergency, call the food pantry at 207-350-2962 and leave a message.