Responding to Winter Weather

Update 2/2/2023: Warming shelters will be available in the Portland area from Friday February 3 to Sunday February 5. The City of Portland, along with community partners and volunteers, will staff a temporary overnight shelter at the Salvation Army’s gymnasium at 297 Cumberland Avenue. The overnight warming shelter will be available from 3pm on Friday, … Read more

#SayYes to saving lives!

Preble Street says YES. Yes, we will accept you for who you are. Yes, we will look deeply to see your best self, and to see your potential. Yes, we will work with you to build bridges to the resources you need. Yes, we will sit with you at the foot of the bridge until … Read more

#GiveHope this #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday. By donating to Preble Street, you empower Mainers like Tommy on their journey to healing and hope, and help us connect more people to shelter, housing, food, support, and a healthier, happier future. Help us raise $100,000 to keep hope alive for our neighbors in need. Donate here. The first $50,000 is doubled thanks … Read more

175,168lbs of food for Mainers in need!

WOW! During this year’s Stuff the Bus Food Drive for Preble Street, donors stuffed the bus with $25,024, which amounts to 175,168lbs of food for our neighbors in need! Our love and appreciation to the one and only Chuck Igo, who came out of retirement to live on a school bus for 28 hours and … Read more

Stuff the Bus food drive is huge success

The 14th annual “Stuff the Bus” program was another huge success. Wednesday, volunteers unloaded buses stuffed with food items for the Preble Street Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. It’s the largest food drive in Maine, and is put on by Bristol Seafood and radio station “Rewind 100.9.” Thanks to your generosity, several tons of food … Read more

Preble Street donates food to asylum seekers

Along with the need for shelter, asylum seekers also need food, as they are legally barred from working during the transition. Preble Street is stepping up to make sure asylum seekers don’t go hungry. Watch more…

Maine Points: Preble Street

WPOR’s Sarah Sullivan hosts this week’s Maine Points! This week’s episode is about the Preble Street shelter in Portland’s downtown.

Holiday Giving at 84 Middle Street

PORTLAND, Maine — Despite the financial hardships that all Maine residents and Maine businesses face each and every winter, the professionals at the offices of 84 Middle Street still made it priority to help those in need during the cold months in our great state. In a clothing drive organized by independent business consultant Joshua … Read more

Preble Street Friend and Volunteer Leon Gorman Dies

… Leon Gorman also donated his labor. Every Wednesday morning for more than 12 years, Gorman – who was known simply as “Leon” – helped cook breakfast for 400 people at Preble Street’s soup kitchen. There, he was just another volunteer who started off as a dishwasher and worked his way up to the grill, … Read more

L.L. Bean leader Leon Gorman dies at 80

FREEPORT – L.L. Bean Chairman Emeritus Leon Gorman has died at age 80. Gorman, the grandson of company founder and namesake Leon Leonwood Bean, had cancer and died on Thursday at his home in Yarmouth, according to a statement from the company. Gorman became president of the company in 1967 before retiring in 2001 and … Read more