Emergency Food Programs


Our direct service, emergency food work meets basic needs of the most impoverished residents of Maine’s largest urban area, providing over 100,000 meals a month.

The Preble Street Food Pantry provides a box filled with both fresh and non-perishable food to meet basic nutritional needs for 3 meals a day per person for 3 days.

The major food production and distribution site for Preble Street, preparing meals to go 365 days/year for area shelters and the Street Outreach Collaborative.

Preble Street Soup Kitchens serve a variety of meal plans throughout the day, every day of the year to people of all ages — ranging from youth experiencing homelessness to elders and immigrant families struggling to maintain independence on a fixed income — for whom food is scarce. 


Portland Food Pantry/Meal Distribution list: