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Operating hours and location

Located at 222 North Main Street, the facility opens 10 a.m. to noon the first four Mondays and Wednesdays each month. The food pantry serves residents of Brewer and Eddington, Maine, who meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture Emergency Food Assistance Program income guidelines. People need to only bring proof of residency with them when they register at the food pantry. Accepted form of proof of residency includes a piece of mail correspondence with the beneficiary name and address printed on it or a copy of a rental agreement or lease; driver’s license or state identification are not accepted.

The Brewer Area Food Pantry currently serves more than serves nearly 900 households.Sixty-four percent of the people supported by the food pantry are seniors and children.

Volunteers

Volunteer support is essential to the successful operation of the food pantry. OHI and the Brewer Area Food Pantry are committed to the belief that involving volunteers in its operations is a necessity for carrying out its mission of providing food for those who are food insecure in Brewer and Eddington, Maine.

People from diverse backgrounds come to help sort and inspect donations, stock shelves, pick up donated goods and equipment, or pack food for people in need. Corporations, school groups, community groups, Scouts and more; if you have a group that would like to volunteer, we’ve got an opportunity for you!

Use your time at the Brewer Area Food Pantry to fulfill community service requirements for court-ordered service, or school or SNAP benefit requirements.

Donations

Donations are critical to sustain operations and always appreciated. Small donations are accepted at OHI’s Bangor office at 203 Maine Avenue 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Donations are also accepted during food pantry operating hours. In addition, donations can be dropped off at the co-located thrift shop, Bonnie’s Bargain Basement (around the back of the building off Betton Street). For large donations, please call the Brewer Area Food Pantry at 989-3200.

Contact us

For more information about the Brewer Area Food Pantry, contact Rich Romero, 605-1218, or Brenda Leavitt, 605-1208, post a comment on OHI’s Facebook page or click Contact Us

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