Food assistance still available at many Maine parishes during COVID-19 outbreak

AUBURN — Food pantries, soup kitchens and other assistance programs are still operating safely under CDC guidelines at parishes throughout Maine. This is a partial list of participating parishes.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Auburn — The parish’s Parish Social Ministry program is offering assistance to any parish individuals or families, particularly the elderly, homebound, or those who might be food insecure. The program is also providing assistance in offering guidance on those who may need fuel and rent assistance. For more information,contact Deacon Denis Mailhot at 207-782-8096, ext. 1203, or
Christ the King Parish, Skowhegan — The St. Peter Food Pantry in Bingham, part of Christ the King Parish, will continue to meet the needs of its clients, but with a change in the way the food is distributed. Items will now be packaged and left at the door of the pantry for pickup. The pantry, which serves residents form the communities of Bingham, Caratunk, Concord, Moscow, Moxie, and Pleasant Ridge, is open the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
St. Joseph Parish, Bridgton — The St. Joseph Food Pantry, 225 South High St., is open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Joseph Parish, Farmington — Takeout meals will be available Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Joseph Parish Hall, Quebec and Middle Streets.
St. Michael Parish, Augusta — The St. Denis/Whitefield Food Pantry, 298 Grand Army Road, Whitefield, is open on the first Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima Parish, Jay — Takeout meals will be available Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the St. Rose Parish Hall, 1 Church St. For a complete list of participating parishes as well as any updates, visit