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Thrive penobscot

899 Central Street
Millinocket, Maine 04462

Phone: 207-723-5288

Fax: 207-723-7435


Northern Penobscot Food Pantries


Katahdin Elementary School

805 Station Road
Stacyville, ME 04777
(207) 365-4285

Pantry Hours of Operation: Open 3rd Thursday of the month 3:00-5:00pm during the school year. Closed during summer vacation and school breaks.

East Millinocket

Tri Town Baptist Food Pantry

8 Cone Street
East Millinocket, ME 04430

Dave & Shelly Blaisdell

(207) 251-8674

Pantry Hours of Operation: 3rd Saturday of the Month: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Mattawamkeag Area-Zion Pentecostal Food Pantry

249 Medway Road
Mattawamkeag, ME 04459

Bev Bubar

Facebook: Zion Pentecostal Food Pantry

Partners with EAAA, Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine & Feeding

(802) 676-0660

Pantry Hours of Operation: Every Saturday Morning from 9:00-10:00am
Every 2nd Tuesday from 11:00-12:00pm


Burlington Food Pantry

1510 Long Ridge Road
Burlington, ME 04417

Maureen Bean
(207) 794-4181

Pantry Hours of Operation: 10:00-12:00 - 2nd & 4th Friday of each month
We will also be open for an extra day on July 16th!


UVEC Food Pantry

36 School Street #4
Sherman, ME 04776

Jeff Packard

(207) 365-7631

Pantry Hours of Operation: Open 2nd Tuesday of the Month 8 am- 12 pm.

Island Falls

Agape Food Pantry

United Baptist Church
64 Cleaves Street
Island Falls, ME 04747
Janette Parady (207) 463-2449 or Anita Lane (207) 463-2183

Pantry Hours of Operation: Open 1st Tuesday of the month 11 am- 12 pm *by appointment only*


Patten Community Food Cupboard

7 Houlton Street
Patten, ME 04765

Jeanne Howes
(207) 731-4055

Pantry Hours of Operation: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Saint Martin’s Pantry

Christ the Devine Mercy Parish
19 Colby Street
Millinocket, ME 04462

Mel Martin & David Oliver
(207) 746-3333

Pantry Hours of Operation: (Starting June 2, 2021) Every other week on Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Thrift Store Hours of Operation: Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 3pm

I Care Ministries

45 Spring Street
Millinocket, ME 04462

Herschel Hafford
(207) 723-7977

Pantry Hours of Operation: Thursdays: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Thrift Store Hours of Operation: Tuesday and Thursday 10am - 2pm


Chester Baptist Food Pantry

Chester Baptist Food Pantry
2 South Chester Road
Chester, ME 04457

William & Sandra Chesley
(207) 746-3650

Pantry Hours of Operation: Mondays 9:30 - 10:00 am


Lincoln Regional Food Cupboard

32 Park Avenue
Lincoln, ME 04457

Melvin Voisine
(207) 794-3784 or (Emergency # 944-8563)

Pantry Hours of Operation: Wednesdays: 9:00-11:00 am

Thrift Store Hours of Operation: Lincoln Regional Thrift Store
Thursday-Saturday 10:00-3:00 pm


Springfield Community Chapel Food Pantry

62 Park Street
Springfield, ME 04487

Bruce Swan

(207) 738-5021

Pantry Hours of Operation: Saturdays 8:30 am

“The Facts Behind Senior Hunger”   This is a must read article by Aging in Place, the National Council for Aging Care.


Noontime meals are served to persons 60 and older in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock and Washington counties, either through Meals on Wheels, in an EAAA Community Café or 3D Catering. Anyone that is 18 and older with a disability or caregiver also qualifies for these services. Please make sure you call your local Community Café for reservations. At this time meals are $4.
EAAA Nutrition Services /Menus

EAAA Community Cafe’s Brochure

3D Catering has menu options for your specific dietary needs! Check out the options we have available

3D Catering Dietary Needs Examples (1)

3D Catering Dietary Needs Examples (2)

Food Insecurity Quiz

EAAA and USDA have a FREE Commodity Supplemental Food Program to help seniors stock their shelves.

Free Groceries for Seniors over 60

Application for USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program


Community Café – Monday – Friday at Stearns Senior Center – 723-2045
Meals on Wheels and 3D Catering call 941-2865 for more information and delivery times.


Community Café – Tuesday and Thursdays at Lakeview Senior Living Apartments – 403-7300
For more information on Meals on Wheels call 941-2865.


Community Café – Last Monday of the month at the Congregational Church in Patten – 551-6254
Call 941-2865 for information on Meals on Wheels for the Patten area.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Helps income-qualifying individuals and families afford nutritious food.
Apply: Go to download your application and return to your local Department of Health and Human Services.
396 Griffin Road
Bangor, ME 04401


Woman, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program that provides healthy foods for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to 5 years of age.
Visit their website for more information: or
call 992-4570 or 1-800-470-3769 for schedule and contact information.
Outreach Clinics are held 2 to 3x a month in Millinocket and up to 6x a month in Lincoln.
In Millinocket the WIC clinic is held at I Care Ministries and in Lincoln clinics are held at the Penquis Building on Main Street.

FREE Summer Lunch for Kids

All children 18 years and younger are welcome and no application is needed. Lunches are served Monday – Friday and must be eaten on site.
Millinocket – Town Pool
East Millinocket – Town Pool
Medway – Medway Beach
For more information on these 3 sites call the East Millinocket Recreation Department at 746-3553
Lincoln – Prince Thomas Park, Lincoln Library and the third site is TBD. For more information call the Lincoln School Nutrition office at 794-6500 ext. 4

Farmers’ Markets

Veterans Square
75 Main Street
Lincoln, Me 04457
Open: Fridays June – September 9am – 1 pm



  • Millinocket American Legion Auxiliary has suppers from 4-6 pm the second and fourth Thursday of
    the month. Deliveries are done with a phone call to 723-8808. Current cost is $8.
  • Northern Timber Cruisers Clubhouse has suppers from 4-6 pm the first and third Thursday of the
    month. For takeout orders call 723-6203. Current cost is $8.

East Millinocket

  • East Millinocket Recreation Department offers a Senior Citizen Luncheon once a month from September through May. Recommended $3 donation is suggested. The luncheons are held on a Monday but dates vary. Call 746-3553 for more information.


  • East Branch SnoRovers Clubhouse offers a Dinner and Country Music Jam every Tuesday during the Fall through Spring months. Dinner is served 4-8 pm. Items are priced individually. Call 746-9348 for more information.


  • First United Methodist Church every Wednesday holds a FREE Community Supper from 4:30-5:30 pm.
  • Lincoln Center Baptist Church serves a FREE Community Meal the 3rd Thursday of the month from 4:00-6:00 pm.
  • Men’s Breakfast at the Maranatha Riverside Church every Saturday at 8 am.
  • First Congregational Church of Lincoln holds a monthly bean supper the first Saturday of the month
    (except for July and December) from 4:30 – 6 pm. Recommended $6 donation is suggested.
  • First Congregational Church of Lincoln has a Men’s breakfast the first and third Wednesday of the month. A $5 donation is suggested.
  • Men’s Club Supper is the second Thursday of the month at the First Congregational Church of Lincoln. $7 suggested donation.


  • Helping Hands Kitchen at Springfield Community Chapel offers a FREE meal on the 2nd and 4th
    Monday of the month at 5:30 pm.


  • Mattawamkeag Baptist Church has a FREE Community Meal the 1st Saturday of the month.
  • Church of God has various community meals throughout the year.