Central Kitchen


The Central Kitchen is the major food production and distribution site for Preble Street, preparing meals to go for area shelters and the Street Outreach Collaborative. Through this program, everyone staying at the YMCA and in shelters in Portland is able to get three meals a day, 365 days a year at the shelter where they are staying. This includes Oxford Street Shelter, Milestone Shelter, the Expo Shelter, Florence House Shelter, and Preble Street Teen Services.

If someone is experiencing homelessness and unable to stay at one of the shelters, they can access meals twice a day from Preble Street’s new Street Outreach Collaborative, providing social work services and two meals every day on a mobile basis at various stops around Portland where unhoused people spend time or have appointments. Morning meals are distributed between 9-10:15 am and afternoon meals will be distributed between 3:30-4:45 pm.

To register with the Street Outreach Collaborative team and receive your meals, please call 207-775-0026 ext. 1880 and leave your name, number, and where you’re staying.

Street Outreach Collaborative Schedule

Morning Meal Afternoon Meal Street Outreach Collaborative location
9:00-9:05 am   3:30-3:35 pm  Intersection of Oxford & Alder
 9:05-9:10 am  3:35-3:40 pm  Intersection of Portland & Hanover
 9:20-9:25 am  3:50-3:55 pm  Intersection of Congress & State
 9:30-9:35 am  4:00-4:05 pm  Intersection of Congress & High
 9:40-9:45 am  4:10-4:15 pm  Intersection of Congress & Monument Sq
 9:50-9:55 am  4:20-4:25 pm  Intersection of Commercial & Franklin
 10:00-10:05 am  4:30-4:35 pm  Intersection of Commercial & High
 10:10-10:15 am  4:40-4:45 pm  18 Portland Street