Food pantries

York County


Portsmouth, NH

South berwick





  • Table of Plenty Meal Program
    First Parish Congregational Church
    180 York St., York
    (603) 767-2319
    Hours: Tuesdays, 5pm-6pm

  • York Community Service Association Food Program
    855 US-Route 1, York
    (207) 363-5504
    Hours: Thursdays, 12:30-3:00pm; 5:00-7:00pm

North berwick



  • Biddeford Food Pantry
    162 Elm St., Biddeford
    (207) 282-4771
    Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00am-11:00am

  • Stone Soup Food Pantry
    180 Main St., Biddeford (lower level)
    (207) 283-0055
    Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:30am. Coffee daily, 7:00am

CSFP - Wayside Food Program
Offers a monthly supply of pantry staples for seniors, age 60 and older.
(207) 439-1313
Applications also available through Footprints Food Pantry

State of Maine Department of Heath & Human Services General Assistance Program: 1-800-442-6003


Homeless shelters

York County & Portsmouth

Sanford, me

Caring Unlimited
Domestic Violence Shelter

York County Shelter Program
Family Shelter and Individual Shelter
(207) 324-1137

Kittery General Assistance can be called to enquire about transportation to these shelters.
Call Karen Estee, General Assistant Administrator at
(207) 475-1313

Also consider contacting the Kittery Police at
(207) 439-1638

Portsmouth, NH

Crossroads House
Assistance Available 24/7- (603) 436-2218
Shelter Admission & Coordinated Entry (M-F 9-5) (603) 435-2448

New Generation
A family-oriented shelter for homeless pregnant women and mothers with babies and children through an application process. The applicant must be working or in school at least 30 hours per week and have reliable transportation.
568 Portsmouth Ave (Route 33), Greenland, NH
(603) 436-4989


Other Community resources

York County

Caring Unlimited
York County Domestic Violence Program 24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-239-7298

Eliot General Assistance/Fuel Assistance
Eliot Town Office - 1333 State Rd., Eliot
Apply for assistance in person Wednesdays from 8:00am-4:00pm, and other office hours times in an emergency.
General Assistance Administrator, Melissa Albert (207) 439-1817 ext. 20

Fair Tide
Long term solutions for homeless individuals and families - providing homeless case support and a thrift store.
15 State Rd., Kittery, ME
(207) 439-6376
Thrift Store Hours: Monday - Friday 10-5; Saturday 10-5; Sunday - Closed

Families First - Mobile Health & Dental Services
For adults in temporary housing or unstable housing Families First provides medical & dental care, access to substance misuse treatment and psychiatric care, medications (No Narcotics), help applying for Medicaid, housing and other benefits.
(603) 422-8208

Fuel & More
Heating fuel, wood pellets, electric heat, resources, and support for the Kittery community.
(207) 703-8288

Kittery General Assistance/Fuel Assistance
General Assistance Administrator, Karen Estee (207) 439-1313, call to schedule an appointment.

Legal Services For The Elderly, Inc.
Maine residents age 60 or older may be eligible for free or reduced legal fees: 1-800-750-5353

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-965-5762 or (207) 324-5762

York County Community Action

York County WIC
How to Apply:
Call (207) 459-2942; Email:; Online:

York Hospital Health Care Help Center
Clinical, Financial, Community, Information, Advice, Answers
York Hospital Financial Assistance Program
Monday - Friday 8 - 4:30PM or by appointment
(207) 752-8642

York Hospital’s Prescription Assistance Program (PAP)
Help for those who do not have prescription coverage, meet income qualifications, are legal resident of U.S., take certain medications (Not all medications are available), have a York Hospital provider.
Call Renee Kocev, PAP Coordinator at the Health Care Help Center, at (207) 351-2652 or email for more information.