The Greater Waterville Area Food Bank was founded in 1981 by the Interfaith Council. Our wheelchair-accessible facility is located at the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, 61 Pleasant St., Waterville, ME. We can be reached by phone at 207-616-0636 or email us at [email protected]
Our distribution hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 AM to 11:00 AM (except holidays). Screening hours are 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Monday through Thursday. We are also open on Monday evenings from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM for both distribution and screening.
Our mission is provide food assistance to our neighbors in need.
We provide basic food items to clients who meet income requirements or who are facing some type of emergency situation that is creating food insecurity. Prior to visiting the food bank, clients must obtain a voucher from the Waterville General Assistance office or at the Food Bank itself. You will be required to provide proof of identity and proof of residency. Please bring a piece of mail showing your Waterville address from the past six weeks.
The basic foodstuffs that we distribute typically include canned vegetables and fruit, spaghetti sauce, tuna, pasta, cereal, shelf stable milk, meat, bread, and margarine. We frequently have eggs, fresh fruits, vegetables and other refrigerated items.
You can help us help others through your contribution of cash, non-perishable food items, or your time.
– We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so your cash donations are fully tax deductible. We are now a sponsoring agency for the Gabby and Alice’s Purple Panther Food Pantry at the George Mitchell School, the Hall School Food Pantry, and the pantry at Waterville Junior High School, all wonderful partners that are distributing food to students and their families.
– Food items may be dropped off at the food bank during hours of operation, or at the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church from Monday through Thursday from 9 AM to 2:30 PM. If you need to make other arrangements for food drop-off, you may call us at 207-616-0363.
– We are an all-volunteer operation and welcome the offer of your time. Volunteer opportunities include distributing food to clients, stocking shelves, and purchasing and transporting food.